I just read through this entire thread and I have a couple of questions. I have 
several FreeBSD 5.4 systems. I did the date -r commands as suggested on one of 
these systems and it doesn't appear to switch over to daylight savings time on 
Sunday March 11 at 2 AM. 

I looked in /usr/ports/misc but there isn't a zoneinfo port (on this system). I 
searched a bit and found this:

radius# find / -name zoneinfo -print
radius# find / -name tzsetup -print

Here's my question. tzsetup seems to already be on this system. I have not used 
it before, so am unfamiliar with it. Can I just run that now and make whatever 
changes are necessary to fix this system so that it recognises daylight savings 
changes? Or am I going to have to download some updated zone files first?  In 
this thread, someone suggested doing the following:

cd /usr/src/share/zoneinfo
fetch ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2007a.tar.gz
tar -zxvf tzdata2007a.tar.gz
make install

cp -f /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles
chmod 444 /etc/localtime

I have attempted that, but when I unzip/untar tzdata2007b.tar.gz (there isn't 
an "a" file there anymore, just the "b" one), I get several files but there is 
no target for the make command.

Are there any special considerations any of you might be aware of depending on 
what function my freebsd servers are serving? One does radius authentication 
using Free Radius, another is our web server (Apache2) and primary DNS (Bind 
9), a third is a mail server (Sendmail).

I'm sorry - I'm just kinda confused as to how I ought to handle this issue.


Lisa Casey
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