On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 01:31:22PM -0700, hal wrote: > This came down from above?! > > Beginning in 2007, Daylight Savings Time will be lengthened one month > by starting three weeks earlier (2AM on the second Sunday in March) > and ending one week later (2AM on the first Sunday in November). > > > What patch levels do I need to be at for my 4.7 and 6.1 systems to be > daylight savings 2007 ready? > > Currently: 4.11-RELEASE-p25 > > Currently: 6.1-RELEASE-p10 > > hal
This is an issue here at work. We have very many FreeBSD 4.x machines and a growing number of FreeBSD 6.x. The change when daylight saving time starts and ends is an issue for machines in the United States and, we think, those in Canada. The way to check if your zone file is correct is to do zdump -v /etc/localtime | more Look for the following /etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 09:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 01:59:59 2007 PST isdst=0 gmtoff=-28800 /etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 10:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 03:00:00 2007 PDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-25200 /etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 08:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:59:59 2007 PDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-25200 /etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 09:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:00:00 2007 PST isdst=0 gmtoff=-28800 If you see this, your zone file will handle the change correctly. The 6.x series has the corrected zone files. 4.x does not have this. The best way to handle this is to copy the zone file from /usr/share/zoneinfo on a 6.x machine to your 4.x. Josef -- FreeBSD 6.2 | Supreme executive power derives from a mandate Josef Grosch | from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic [EMAIL PROTECTED] | ceremony. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"