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Date:      Fri, 2 Feb 2007 16:35:00 -0600
From:      Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>
To:        Robert Fitzpatrick <lists@webtent.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Determining daylight savings changes on BSD
Message-ID:  <20070202223500.GI44511@dan.emsphone.com>
In-Reply-To: <1170455418.16189.42.camel@columbus.webtent.org>
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In the last episode (Feb 02), Robert Fitzpatrick said:
> On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 10:36 -0600, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > In the last episode (Feb 02), Robert Fitzpatrick said:
> > > I use the following command on our CentOS Linux servers to find
> > > out if the system is ready for the daylight savings changes
> > > coming up, but it does not seem to work the same on our FreeBSD
> > > 5.4 and 6.1 servers. How can I do this? I see the zdump command
> > > and the man page seems to suggest the same usage, but...
> > > 
> > > esmtp# zdump -v US/Eastern | grep 2007
> > > esmtp# zdump -v US/Eastern
> > > US/Eastern  Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901 UTC = Fri Dec 13 20:45:52 1901 UTC isdst=0 gmtoff=0
> > > US/Eastern  Sat Dec 14 20:45:52 1901 UTC = Sat Dec 14 20:45:52 1901 UTC isdst=0 gmtoff=0
> > > US/Eastern  Mon Jan 18 03:14:07 2038 UTC = Mon Jan 18 03:14:07 2038 UTC isdst=0 gmtoff=0
> > > US/Eastern  Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038 UTC = Tue Jan 19 03:14:07 2038 UTC isdst=0 gmtoff=0
> > 
> > That means you need to update your zoneinfo tables.  You can also use
> > the date command to see if you need updating:
> > 
> > date -r 1173679260
> > 
> 
> Yes, thanks, looks like I need to do that, how do I update my zoneinfo
> tables?

Upgrading to 5.5 or 6.2 will get you the new tables as a side-effect of
the upgrade :)  If you don't want to upgrade, just install the
misc/zoneinfo port and rerun tzsetup.


-- 
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson@allantgroup.com



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