DST on very old FreeBSD system

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at tensor.gdynia.pl
Sat Mar 10 22:41:28 UTC 2007

> system that's chugging along happily on FreeBSD 2.2.8 -- to handle
> the new start and stop dates for Daylight Savings Time. There's no
> need to update the OS on the system, because it is firewalled from
> the Internet and runs the embedded hardware it has to run just fine.
> But it does need the clock to be right to perform scheduled tasks.
> If I simply copy /etc/localtime from a FreeBSD 6.1 system to that
> one, will it work? Or has the time zone file format changed at all?
> (I seem to recall that it was fixed by POSIX, but I don't know if
> versions of FreeBSD that old are POSIX-compliant.)

there is 2.2.9 release on FTP. get base distribution and extract needed 
files - and be sure it will fit

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