Subject: Re: A3000 system clock
To: Jake Hamby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Healey <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/1995 17:31:42
> > When I run AmigaDOS, my system clock is set to the local time, and my
> > timezone is set to 6 hours from GMT in preferences/locale. What do I
> > need to do to get NetBSD to show the correct time and timezone
> > (CST6CDT) without having to reset the system clock? I don't mind
> > rebuilding the kernel (or more), I've already done that several times.
> Yes, what IS the correct solution to this problem? Under FreeBSD if you
> touch a file called /etc/wall_cmos_clock, then the startup script runs a
> program called adjkerntz, which ADJusts the KERNel TimeZone. On my
> NetBSD system, there didn't seem to be anything like that, and I didn't
> want to keep resetting the clock, so I took the cheating way out and
> changed the NetBSD timezone to GMT!
Amiga UNIX SVR4, the C= thing, allowed the hardware clock to
be local. On boot it ran a program that looked at localtime
and set the UNIX clock to GMT. When setting the date it
properly moved the setting forward/backward from GMT before
scribbling on the hardware.
It also allowed a setting where the hardware was GMT.
So, it's doable. For me, I just live with an ADOS at GMT
since the Amiga is only truly loved in Europe anyways... B^).