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Re: cron is now using some mystery timezone for me.

On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Chris Ross wrote:

On Mon, 17 May 2010 12:38:16 -0700, Scott Ellis said:
Hisashi T Fujinaka said:
My daily script, which should run at 3:15 PDT, is now running at
10:15PDT, which is 1815GMT, I think.

Whew, I thought it was just me seeing this!  I couldn't understand why I
was getting emails about my daily jobs in the middle of the afternoon!

 This is still the case for me on my -current machine.  I'm reinstalling from 
last night's -current now.

 In my case, my machine's /etc/localtime is to US/Eastern, and the time is 
accurate.  At then end of the system boot process, I see:

Starting inetd.
Starting cron.
Sat May 15 14:48:53 EDT 2010

NetBSD/i386 ( (console)


 But, I'm still getting my /etc/daily and such output at 4 hours after the time 
in crontab.  Noting the original email message about running in PDT (GMT -0700) 
running at +7 hours, there's clearly a relationship there.  (I'm in EDT, 

 I saw some changes to cron come by recently.  Has this been fixed?  After I 
finish loading from last-nights sources, I'll set up some cron jobs and see if 
I can evoke it again.

Christos fixed it while ago for me. Did you update cron? I remember
doing a "crontab -e" and having it update the crontab, too.

Hisashi T Fujinaka -
BSEE(6/86) + BSChem(3/95) + BAEnglish(8/95) + MSCS(8/03) + $2.50 = latte

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