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Old 03-09-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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How to set DST in Slackware


Does anyone know how to set the new dst in Slackware for
the upcoming changes in DST?

Thanks
 
Old 03-09-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Hello,

I did it on aRedHat systems at work yesterday, but I don't think it should be that much different if at all than the way I was shown yesterday.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=535492

I will try later when I get home and see if it is that much different, or when I get a chance here at work today and the boss isn't looking :]

There may be a slack pack available but I am not sure.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 11:33 AM   #3
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Hello,

I did it on aRedHat systems at work yesterday, but I don't think it should be that much different if at all than the way I was shown yesterday.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=535492

I will try later when I get home and see if it is that much different, or when I get a chance here at work today and the boss isn't looking :]

There may be a slack pack available but I am not sure.
Nevermind I found the easy way for Slackware. Just install
the corresponding update below. took me 5 minutes to do all my machines. Here it is:

################################################################

[slackware-announce] glibc-zoneinfo US Daylight Savings Time changes

New glibc-zoneinfo packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to update the timezone information to
account for the extention of Daylight Savings Time (DST) in the US.
This is an important update as any machine in the US (in an area using
DST) running Slackware 10.2 or earlier will otherwise have a system
clock off by one hour for a month starting on March 11. It is strongly
suggested to upgrade this package before March 11, 2007.

Slackware 11.0 is not affected by this particular US DST issue, but
an update to the latest zoneinfo database is provided anyway.

NOTE: All these packages are the *same*, but with different package
names. If you're not concerned about that, you may use any one of
these packages to upgrade all your Slackware boxes, 8.1 or newer.

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.6-noarch-7_slack11.0.tgz:
Updated with tzdata2007b for impending Daylight Savings Time
changes in the US.
+--------------------------+

Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
from ftp.slackware.com.

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on http://slackware.com for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ches/packages/...

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ches/packages/...

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...ches/packages/...

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...tches/packages...

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...tches/packages...

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...tches/packages...

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...tches/packages...


For some reason the links here didn't include the file but it does take you to the proper ftp site and directory, just get the glibc-zoneinfo file out of there and install it and you're set.

Widgeteye

Last edited by Widgeteye; 03-09-2007 at 11:38 AM.
 
Old 03-09-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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Sounds good, thanks for the info!
 
  


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