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Date:      Mon, 30 Sep 1996 09:36:51 +0200
From:      Lars Koeller <>
To:        David Nugent <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Timezone 
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: davidn's message of Mon, 30 Sep 1996 11:41:23 -0000. <> 

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In message <>,
David Nugent writes:

>Here's a curley one.
>Currently, my FreeBSD system runs without timezones, since the
>CMOS clock is local time. This seems to work fine in most
>respects (internally) until we start interacting with the outside
>world. For example, the timezone on this email is probably +0000,
>which is incorrect. And another effect is that a network
>date/time ntp corrector I went to install today is also the
>expected 10 hours wrong. 
>Yes, I know how to install the correct timzone (just create the
>link). But the problem is that since FreeBSD isn't the only OS I
>run, I don't really want to have to change the CMOS time every
>time I change operating systems where the CMOS is expected to be 
>local time.
>Is there a happy medium? Linux, for example, had no problem with
>I'm running FreeBSD-(almost)-current, if that helps.


   What about creation of the file /etc/wall_cmos_clock and you can use all
   the timezones as usual.


Lars Köller                  Phone:  +49 381/498-1665, Fax: -1667
University of Rostock        E-Mail: 
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