Subject: Re: A couple of problems
To: Stefano Gobbo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 07/25/1995 14:23:05
This should be a FAQ.
Stefano Gobbo writes:
> 2 Timezone setting. I just rebuild my kernel and I wanted to
> adjust timezone to MET (since now, it is set to the some US TZ).
> Which values must I give to the TIMEZONE and DST entry in the config
> file? I've read somwhere thah it needs the time shift expressed in
> minutes. Is it true? Since MET is +1 hour to GMT but seems to me that
> TZ=0 is set up to an US TZ, how must I behave?
The kernel setting isn't what you use -- thats an ancient bit of
residue -- don't touch it. Timezone isn't in the kernel any more.
You simply link /etc/localtime to the appropriate file in
/usr/share/zoneinfo. The only stuff that cares are userland programs
and their localtime() calls check that ZIC file to figure out what to