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Old 02-18-2010, 12:29 AM   #1
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Making a custom timezone


I don't really like Los Angeles (they steal all our water) and neither Tijuana nor Vancouver make sense to me, so I am trying to make my own, custom timezone of Felton, California.

How do I do this? I changed my /etc/timezone to "America/Felton" but upon reboot my calendar still says "Los Angeles"

Which files do I need to change?
 
Old 02-18-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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Just as long as they don't steal your beer.

Anyway, you can't just set a randomly named timezone. You'd need to define it first.
Also the way to do this could be distro specific. For example, in Debian you'd need the file /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Felton and then you would select it by 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata'.

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Old 02-18-2010, 01:06 AM   #4
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kay, now I renamed the /usr/share/zoneinfo/america/Los_Angeles file as .../Felton. Should work, 'cause we're the same timezone, right?

Now my clock says 10:22 p.m. in Felton, but when I minimize it, it says 6:22 a.m. tomorrow??
 
Old 02-18-2010, 01:23 AM   #5
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...and besides, why did Indiana get eight cities? Vevay Indiana has a population of 1735!!

Who decided that these cities go into ALL distros?
 
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I don't know how Pardus deals with timezones, and I don't know how your "clock" works. Use the "date" command to get information about the time from your system. If you want this to work I think you'll have to do a little research.

Have fun.

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um... "linux questions" IS my research... is there somewhere else? I don't mean to sound obtuse, but where would I research this?

PS i set my clock to "default to local time" and now it's 11:53 in Felton (what I wanted)

the timezone are bin files which I don't know how to make or alter. Since every distro I've ever seen has the same cities (with 8 silly towns in Indiana) I guess this was done once, a long time ago, by someone in Indiana.

This can be tagged as solved, I guess, but I'm still curious about why Indiana got 8 towns and California just 1...
 
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First place to start is usually to read any documentation that comes with the package. Then you can also find out where upstream is for the package, visit that web site etc.

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Old 02-18-2010, 03:40 AM   #9
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What has this to do with any of the linux distributions or their developers? They are not the people to decide and declare time zones? There should definitely be a independent body for this.
 
  


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