BST instead of GMT

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Thu Apr 6 23:52:04 UTC 2006

On Thursday,  6 April 2006 at 10:58:10 +0100, 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.
> Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Well, the obvious question: where's the problem?  How do you determine
that there's something wrong?  Your mail system is reporting UTC+0100.
If you have the right date and the right contents of /etc/localtime,
it should be impossible for it to show GMT.  What happens when you
enter the following?

 $ date
 $ cmp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime

If the cmp says they're different, change to cp and try again.

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