Here is the process we used for the Commonwealth Games (when the 
end of Daylight saving was stretched for this year..) This does all
timezone files even though this procedure below only talks about

NB The file name is now dated... user the appropriate current tzdata
file !!!

procedure ----------------8<----------------------------------
- save the file (tzdata2005r.tar.gz) into /usr/src/share/zoneinfo then
as root

# cd /usr/src/share/zoneinfo
# tar zxf tzdata2005r.tar.gz
# make
# make install
# cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Melbourne /etc/localtime
# chmod 600 /etc/localtime

Elapsed time - about as fast as you type the commands. 

This will update _all_ Australian timezone files (and apply various
international updates also) on that host. repeat as necessary on other

a sanity check 

# zdump -v /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Melbourne | grep 2006

before and after the procedure.
Before- the results will show Daylight saving ending in March 
After - the results will show it ending correctly on the 1st Sunday in

Similar tests can be run for Adelaide, Sydney etc. 
Also a test with Brisbane returns nothing as they don't 
use DST rules. Neither does Lindeman but Lord_Howe does .... sigh 

end procedure ----------------8<----------------------------------

NB you may need to update this file also _before_ doing the above ... 
(Im not sure, but our net weenie said it was necessary)


Murray Taylor

Special Projects Engineer
Bytecraft Systems
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a
touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
--Albert Einstein 

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Saturday, 29 July 2006 1:20 AM
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> Hello,
> On 7/28/06, Martin McCormick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >  My question is, How do I get there from here?
> See zic(8). It's very easy.
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> Carlos.
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