BST instead of GMT

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Thu Apr 6 11:25:56 UTC 2006

Philip Radford wrote:

>Hi all,
>I am looking for a way to get my FreeBSD 5.3 box to show my local time as BST (British Summer Time) as apposed to GMT.
>I have checked and double-checked the timezone and have set this to Europe/London. 
>However I think I need to do something with the locale. Hunting around led me to the /etc/login.conf and the concept of classes but can't understand or follow the documentation to get it set up correctly.
Check that /etc/localtime exists and is the same as the London timezone 

$ diff /etc/localtime /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London

should produce no output.

Also check that you do not have a TZ variable set as that will affect 
what date shows you.

I've never had to do anything login class related to make this work.

There may be other things...


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