Subject: Re: install/26635: Incorrectly Setting timezone when installing NetBSD 1.6.2 Release i386
To: David Laight <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/16/2004 16:06:17
On Sun, Aug 29, 2004 at 07:39:27PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > Not for 1.6.*, but NetBSD 2.0 has writable sysctl kern.rtc_offset,
> > *and* a place for the installer to put that, in "/etc/sysctl.conf".
> I wasn't aware that the rtc_offset had been made a sysstl, but you
> need to set it MUCH earlier in the boot process than rc.d/sysctl.

Actually it's usually set even later in rc.d/rtclocaltime.

There are some minor time-warp effects, but it works quite well on
all machines where I use it. There is an open PR about it (24718)
featuring a short discussion how it could be improved.