[Blindapple] Off-Topic - Daylight Saving Time

Aaron Howell aaron at kitten.net.au
Tue Feb 13 06:46:29 EST 2007

On a debian system (at least recent ones anyway),
the timezone data is in the tzdata package.
On my system (which tracks unstable), the version is 2007a-3,
and that has all the American timezone updates for daylight savings, as well as those for Western Australia (which also changed last/this year.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 01:26:32AM -0800, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Hi,
> Since we're way off topic anyway, what about Linux?  I am responsible 
> for a Debian server so keeping correct time is critical.  I have the 
> ntp package installed (recommended if your clock drifts) but I don't 
> think it takes timezones into account.  I remember having to reset 
> the time last time the hardware was upgraded because it reverted to 
> GMT.  Thanks very much for letting us know about this as I had no 
> idea daylight savings had changed this year.
> Keeping this slightly more on topic, I found a document on asimov for 
> setting the Apple II clock card to daylight savings or some such 
> after the year 2000 since apparently you can only preprogram a few 
> time changes in advance because of memory limits on the card.  I can 
> find it if anyone uses the Thunderclock card if I still have it.  You 
> have to do some card reprogramming (hacking the card, basically) so 
> not for the faint of heart.  Obviously that won't work under Dos 3.3.
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