trouble setting timezone for ukraine

Alexander Kapshuk alexander.kapshuk at
Fri Nov 4 22:00:10 UTC 2011

On 11/04/11 22:46, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Alexander Kapshuk<alexander.kapshuk at>  writes:
>> the actual current time is 10.21 pm.
> Your system's clock may be off as well...
>> any idea when an updated time zone file will become available?
> It's already in the FreeBSD tree:
> To install it, you'll need something like
>   # zic europe
> (where "europe" is the file from the URL above)
> and then tzsetup(8) should install the correct information.
> Or you could update your system to anything after October 26.

here's what i did based on my understanding of the instructions given above:
# cd $HOME
# fetch -o europe;content-type=text%2Fplain
# zic europe
# tzsetup -r

:; date
Sat Nov  5 00:54:32 EET 2011

the timezone did change from 'FET' to 'EET', but the time is still wrong 
by being 1 hour ahead of the actual ukraine time.

another thing i tried, which didn't seem to help was set these 
environment variables in my /etc/rc.conf:
(as suggested here: 
[post # 6])

ntpdate_flags="-u -b"

i must be doing something wrong. just don't know what is it.

can anyone please suggest what it is i should be doing?



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