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Re: [opensuse] Daylight Savings Change
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:37:49 -0800
  • Message-id: <45D7D81D.3020007@xxxxxxxxxx>

Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Thursday 2007-02-15 at 20:40 -0800, J Sloan wrote:
>> Doug McGarrett wrote:
>>> Unless you are in a business, where time of messages is important, what
>>> difference does it make if the time change is out of sync? I'd fix mine,
>>> if someone would say "YaST this" for 9.3 So somebody tell me,
>>> Yast (timefix). But i really don't care if it's fixed. The clock is a few
>>> minutes off now, who cares if it's off an hour? Am I missing something?
>> Hmm, ntp service is free, and the software ships with suse. Why would any
>> linux user settle for having the wrong time on their system?
>> In any case, whenever I'm looking at the logs, I find it pretty important to
>> know what time something happened. Not approximately. Exactly.
> The ntp service is not affected by the daylight time saving adjustement,
> nor by it being correct or incorrect, because ntp uses UTC, which does not
> vary summer or winter.
> Nor will using an ntp client correct the daylight time saving adjustement
> when the time comes.

But it would correct the OP's condition, that of his system time being "a few
minutes off". Nothing more was implied.

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