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Date:      Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:33:54 -0500
From:      "Lisa Casey" <lisa@jellico.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Determining daylight savings changes on BSD
Message-ID:  <008e01c7569f$41bcf5c0$d5b9bfcf@lisac>
References:  <185909.4526.qm@web34513.mail.mud.yahoo.com>

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Hi,

I just read through this entire thread and I have a couple of questions. =
I have several FreeBSD 5.4 systems. I did the date -r commands as =
suggested on one of these systems and it doesn't appear to switch over =
to daylight savings time on Sunday March 11 at 2 AM.=20

I looked in /usr/ports/misc but there isn't a zoneinfo port (on this =
system). I searched a bit and found this:

radius# find / -name zoneinfo -print
/usr/share/zoneinfo
/usr/compat/linux/usr/share/zoneinfo
radius# find / -name tzsetup -print
/usr/sbin/tzsetup

Here's my question. tzsetup seems to already be on this system. I have =
not used it before, so am unfamiliar with it. Can I just run that now =
and make whatever changes are necessary to fix this system so that it =
recognises daylight savings changes? Or am I going to have to download =
some updated zone files first?  In this thread, someone suggested doing =
the following:

cd /usr/src/share/zoneinfo
fetch ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2007a.tar.gz
tar -zxvf tzdata2007a.tar.gz
make
make install

cp -f /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Los_Angeles
/etc/localtime
chmod 444 /etc/localtime

I have attempted that, but when I unzip/untar tzdata2007b.tar.gz (there =
isn't an "a" file there anymore, just the "b" one), I get several files =
but there is no target for the make command.

Are there any special considerations any of you might be aware of =
depending on what function my freebsd servers are serving? One does =
radius authentication using Free Radius, another is our web server =
(Apache2) and primary DNS (Bind 9), a third is a mail server (Sendmail).

I'm sorry - I'm just kinda confused as to how I ought to handle this =
issue.

Thanks,

Lisa Casey



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