Subject: Re: A couple of problems
To: None <>
From: Dave Burgess <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/1995 14:17:37
> 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
> do.


It is.

Dave Burgess  (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
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