[ntp:questions] ntpd oddness

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Wed Apr 2 21:36:20 UTC 2008

John Oliver <joliver at john-oliver.net> writes:

>On Wed, 02 Apr 2008 18:20:26 GMT, Unruh wrote:
>> David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:
>>>Venu Gopal wrote:
>>>> To alter the localtime zone in Linux, use tzconfig.
>>>There is no such program in Slackware 11.0 Linux!
>> Then do 
>> rm /etc/localtime
>> cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Vancouver /etc/localtime
>> chmod a+r /etc/localtime
>> as root. 

>Maybe a rhetorical question, but why should this be necessary after
>you've specified the timezone during install?

If your timezone works, do not do it. If it does not work, which was the
case of the OP, then do this. 

Eg, you have moved from New York to Shaghai for 3 months. You screwed up on
the install and accepted the default ( New York) time zone when you live in
Greece. .....

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