[ntp:questions] question about DST
unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Mon Jun 2 06:13:00 UTC 2008
askarali at gmail.com writes:
>On May 31, 9:54 pm, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
>> asrai... at gmail.com writes:
>> >On May 31, 3:17 am, David Woolley
>> ><da... at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>> >> Bill Unruh wrote:
>> >> > Ah, ok. But then he should subscribe to the mailing list while he is asking
>> >> > questions of the list or the newgroup. Ie, expecting people to privately
>> >> Definitely.
>> >> >ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata*.gz
>> >> > which can be downloaded from the web. In that file are listed all the known
>> >> "known" may be the issue. Unless the country is Morocco, in which case
>> He claims to be in Pakistan. The latest tzdata file KNOWS about the change
>> Rule Pakistan 2002 only - Apr Sun>=2 0:01 1:00 S
>> Rule Pakistan 2002 only - Oct Sun>=2 0:01 0 -
>> Rule Pakistan 2008 only - Jun 1 0:00 1:00 S
>> Rule Pakistan 2008 only - Sep 1 0:00 0 -
>> # Zone NAME GMTOFF RULES FORMAT [UNTIL]
>> Zone Asia/Karachi 4:28:12 - LMT 1907
>> 5:30 - IST 1942 Sep
>> 5:30 1:00 IST 1945 Oct 15
>> 5:30 - IST 1951 Sep 30
>> 5:00 - KART 1971 Mar 26 # Karachi Time
>> 5:00 Pakistan PK%sT # Pakistan Time
>> >So switching from +5:00 to +6:00 GMT is what i have to do at OS side?
>> NO. What you have to do is go to that nist site, download the latest tzdata
>> to your Linux machine
>> untar it
>> tar -xzf tzdata2008c.tar.gz
>> zic asia
>> rm /etc/localtime
>> cp /usr/share/zoninfo/Asia/Karachi /etc/localtime
>> And you are done.
>> You can copy that same file to your other Linux ( and probably unix)
>> machines as well, and you are done.
>> On Windows follow Moe's suggestion.
>Thanks for the step by step instructions, its works on Linux (centos)
>I'll update after doing it on other OS (Solaris).
>I wonders what will be procedure when after three months when the
>clocks go back?
The file already contains the rules for that. No worries. Now if next year
they suddenly decide to do the same thing, just download the latest tzdata
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