Determining daylight savings changes on BSD

Bill Moran wmoran at
Mon Feb 5 19:38:57 UTC 2007

In response to John Nielsen <lists at>:

> On Friday 02 February 2007 17:35, Dan Nelson wrote:
> > In the last episode (Feb 02), Robert Fitzpatrick said:
> > 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.
> The last bit (rerunning tzsetup(8)) is good advice for anyone who hasn't run 
> it in a while. Upgrading from earlier versions of FreeBSD will install the 
> new tzdata files but it will not touch /etc/localtime.

Is there a good reason why FreeBSD copies the file instead of making a
symlink?  Doesn't seem like the best idea to me.

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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