Jean-Paul Natola wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm still having an issue with the new daylight saving-

I ran tzsetup entered the appropriate zone- but when I reboot the machine it
still in the old time zone-

Is there a patch for freebsd 5.4

Dan Busarow posted an excellent step by step earlier. I used it with success on version 4.8 to 6.2 with no problems (Except the AMD64 port which has a zdump problem).

See below,




Search for an email I sent to the list on 2/22 with Subject

 Determining daylight savings changes on BSD

It has the steps needed to update manually from source.

Here's the steps

If you can't use the ports to update your time zone files here is the manual 

1. create a new directory and cd into it
   e.g. # mkdir myzoneinfo; cd myzoneinfo

2. # fetch

3. # tar -zxvf tzdata2007c.tar.gz

4. you will now have a bunch of files in the directory extracted from 
   you need to edit and comment out these lines

#AX     +6006+01957     Europe/Mariehamn
#GG     +4927-00232     Europe/Guernsey
#IM     +5409-00428     Europe/Isle_of_Man
#JE     +4912-00207     Europe/Jersey
#ME     +4226+01916     Europe/Podgorica
#RS     +4450+02030     Europe/Belgrade
#TL     -0833+12535     Asia/Dili

5. run this command
   # zic -d ./zoneinfo -p America/Los_Angeles -m 0644 -y ./yearistype \
       africa antarctica asia australasia etcetera europe \
       factory northamerica southamerica systemv

   that's all one long line
   the zic command will create a new directory named zoneinfo and
   fill it with the new zoneinfo files.  You can compare it to

6. install the new files by running
   # cp -R -p ./zoneinfo/ /usr/share/zoneinfo
   # cp ./ /usr/share/zoneinfo
   # tzsetup

7. to verify that all went well run
   # zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007
   your should get

/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

I've done this on 1/2 dozen older 4.x and 5.x servers and it works fine.



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logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
for other non-international holidays, but nothing for

Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.
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