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Old 06-29-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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ERROR: Date::Manip unable to determine TimeZone.


Am using centos on one of my servers but when i run logwatch "sh /etc/cron.daily/logwatch.cron" i get
ERROR: Date::Manip unable to determine TimeZone.

Execute the following command in a shell prompt:
perldoc Date::Manip
The section titled TIMEZONES describes valid TimeZones
and where they can be defined.

I've installed every little thing that has to do with Date::Manip so the problem can't be with perl's date!!
But today morning when i ran /etc/init.d/ntpd status
it returned:
ntpd dead but pid file exists
Could that be the cause of the above, please advise coz am so desperate. tnx
 
Old 06-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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Restart ntpd with your command /etc/init.d/ntpd restart.

Check this info out for setting your timezone:

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/09/...zone-in-linux/

It is controlled by the file /etc/localtime and there are some files in /usr/share/zoneinfo/ that you can copy to that location to change it.
 
Old 06-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ewalter View Post
Am using centos on one of my servers but when i run logwatch "sh /etc/cron.daily/logwatch.cron" i get
ERROR: Date::Manip unable to determine TimeZone.

Execute the following command in a shell prompt:
perldoc Date::Manip
The section titled TIMEZONES describes valid TimeZones and where they can be defined.

I've installed every little thing that has to do with Date::Manip so the problem can't be with perl's date!! But today morning when i ran /etc/init.d/ntpd status it returned:
ntpd dead but pid file exists
Could that be the cause of the above, please advise coz am so desperate. tnx
Spell out your words. And the Date::Manip::TZ package addresses this, if you don't implicitly set the timezone in your Perl program:
http://search.cpan.org/~sbeck/Date-M...STEM_TIME_ZONE

You can try a few things:
  • Set the timezone at the beginning of your script like
    Code:
    TZ=PST8PDT
  • Check the contents of /etc/sysconfig/clock, and look for the TIMEZONE and DEFAULT_TIMEZONE values. Put the TIMEZONE line in the /etc/TIMEZONE file.
  • Use the Date::Manip:TZ module too
 
  


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