[ntp:questions] question about DST

askarali at gmail.com askarali at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 09:50:39 UTC 2008


On Jun 2, 11:13 am, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:
> askar... 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
> >> file
> >> tzdata2008c.tar.gz
> >> 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
> file.

Thanks, anyone know howto do the DST things in Sun Solaris ? I am done
with BSD and Linux with tzdata + zic but duno how to do it on
Solaris.
I'll am very thankful to all those who replied to my thread and help
me to solve the DST issue.




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