Subject: Re: DST and TIMEZONE
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Trevin Beattie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/17/1996 05:45:18
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>Subject: DST and TIMEZONE
>Date: Sat, 16 Nov 1996 22:57:55 -0600
>From: VaX#n8 <email@example.com>
>I've got a system clock set to the appropriate time. It does not
>appear to have a Daylight Savings Time option. This is an AWARD
>PnP BIOS (sorry for the i386-centricism). The kernel has:
>options TIMEZONE=360 # minutes west of GMT (for param.c)
>I am in US Central timezone.
>Although /etc/localtime.readme says:
>This is a copy of the /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Central file.
>I cannot use a symlink since /usr is not mounted at boot time.
>My /etc/localtime is actually a symlink:
>lrwx------ 1 root wheel 30 Nov 16 17:21 /etc/localtime ->
>I just noticed the system reports the time incorrectly:
>Sat Nov 16 22:54:52 CST 1996
>When it is really 23:54...
>so what am I doing wrong?
>Obviously something has the wrong DST behavior... but I thought I fixed
>it last time around!
My computer does the same thing. It's also an i386, but I'm in MDT (well, I
was up until last month; now we're technically MST.)
The *BSD FAQ says something about the way to set your kernel options to
correct this behaviour, but it isn't clear on whether both the config file
and /etc/localtime should be set or just one of them. I haven't had time to
play with the recompiling my kernel yet...
Trevin Beattie "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards,
firstname.lastname@example.org for you are crunchy and good with ketchup."