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Old 03-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question Debian DST Update

This newbie has gotten confused re updating the timezone info for the new DST rules. I'm using Debian. Using "apt-get install tzdata" I get the msg that it couldn't find the tzdata package.

I previously ran "apt-get update." Do I just need to update my /etc/apt/sources.list for a new location? Or is there a different lib entirely I should be working with?

Thanks for any help...
Old 03-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #2
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What version of Debian are you using?

You can try downloading the latest tzdata from in the Unstable version, and install it using dpkg.

I hope this helps
Old 03-19-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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Our Debian release/version is:

2.4.27-2-386 #1 Mon May 16 16:47:51 JST 2005

The sites in /etc/apt/sources.list are :

deb stable main
deb-src stable main
deb stable/updates main

Has anyone used apt-get to update for the DST change? Something about installing from a version called "Unstable" bothers me, but perhaps I don't understand the term as used.

Old 03-19-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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Smile apt-get Solution

Finally. It turns out for me, after doing

apt-get update

then all it takes is

apt-get install libc6

Anyone know of any problems I've glossed over?



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