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Old 12-25-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
girish_hilage
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Australian timezone on Linux


Hi,

I have a problem setting the Australian DST timezone on my Fedora Core 8 system.

When DST starts it is able to advance the time by an hour but the time does not wind back by an hour while DST ends.
I am using timezone "South Australia".

DST start :
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Oct 5 01:59:57 CST 2008
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Oct 5 01:59:58 CST 2008
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Oct 5 03:00:00 CST 2008
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Oct 5 03:00:03 CST 2008

DST end :
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Apr 5 02:59:57 CST 2009
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Apr 5 02:59:59 CST 2009
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Apr 5 03:00:01 CST 2009
[girish@mymachine Australia]$ date
Sun Apr 5 03:00:02 CST 2009

Is there any reason why is it not working properly?

Regards,
Girish
 
Old 12-25-2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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Probably no 2009 info in tzdata yet. I'm not on a Fedora system right now, but try this
Code:
zdump -v -c 2009 Australia/South Australia | grep 200[89]
(BTW I had to use Australia/Adelaide on this Ubuntu system)

Last edited by syg00; 12-25-2008 at 02:20 AM. Reason: Left out the zone ... d'oh
 
Old 12-25-2008, 05:25 AM   #3
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what i did is as follows :

* downloaded the tzdata2008i.tar.gz file from ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/
* unzipped it
* zic -d ~/zoneinfo australasia
* cd ~/zoneinfo/Australia/
* cp Adelaide /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/South
* tried to change date and time but the result is as shown in my post above
* zdump -v Adelaide
Adelaide Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901 UTC = Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901 Adelaide isdst=0 gmtoff=0
zdump: warning: zone "Adelaide" abbreviation "Adelaide" has more than 6 alphabetics
Adelaide Sat Dec 14 20:45:52 1901 UTC = Sat Dec 14 20:45:52 1901 Adelaide isdst=0 gmtoff=0
Adelaide Mon Jan 18 03:14:07 2038 UTC = Mon Jan 18 03:14:07 2038 Adelaide isdst=0 gmtoff=0
Adelaide Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038 UTC = Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038 Adelaide isdst=0 gmtoff=0

* This is not working for Apr 5 09 as well as Apr 6 08.
* Even if I do not copy new zonedata to /usr/share/zoneinfo/ still the result is same.

Should'nt it at least work for Apr.08?

Regards,
Girish

Last edited by girish_hilage; 12-25-2008 at 05:54 AM.
 
  


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