On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 10:02:19AM +0300, Lev Klimin wrote: > Good morning! > > I have 4.9-release. I'm having little problem with time. I live in > Russia on Moscow-west+00 time. My clock is local. My timezome is > /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Moscow. > To resolve this trouble I see following: > 1. Say FreeBSD that my clock is local. > 2. Set timezone.
You mean that the CMOS clock is set to local time? That is only necessary when you have non-Unix OSes installed on the machine. The CMOS clock is also known as the BIOS clock -- it operates on battery independently of the system being up or down, and independent of whatever OS you're using. The default setting of the CMOS clock to UTC gives best results -- you should use that setting unless you have good reason not to. If your CMOS clock isn't set to UTC, you should have an empty file called /etc/wall_cmos_clock, and you need to run adjkerntz(8) occasionally to update the CMOS clock from the kernel clock (which always runs UTC) -- amongst other things this will deal with changing the clock at the beginning/end of daylight savings time. This should be handled automatically via /etc/crontab. > I used for it /stand/sysinstall. But FreeBSD think that clock is GMT, > not local. > Let's now 9:46:03 in Moscow > #date > 12:46:03 (MSK) Try using /usr/sbin/tzsetup to set the timezone -- it will be quite familiar to you from sysinstall(8). > #zdump /usr/share/timezone/Europe/Moscow > /usr/share/timezone/Europe/Moscow Fri Dec 5 12:46:07 2003 MSK > #diff /etc/localtime /usr/share/timezone/Europe/Moscow > > Why my FreeDSD work on GMT and not on localtime? Sounds like CMOS clock is actually running UTC. If you really have to set it to wall-clcock time, try setting the kernel clcock date/time correctly using date(1), and then run 'adjkerntz -a' to set the CMOS clock from the kernel clock. Or you can set the CMOS clock from the BIOS setup screens. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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