trouble setting timezone for ukraine

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Nov 4 22:55:42 UTC 2011

Alexander Kapshuk <alexander.kapshuk at> writes:

> 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.
> thanks.
> here's what i did based on my understanding of the instructions given above:
> # cd $HOME
> # fetch -o europe
> # 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_enable="YES"
> ntpdate_flags="-u -b"
> ntpdate_hosts=""

That will only do anything at startup.  
To do the same thing without needing to reboot, the command line would be
 # ntpdate -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?

Well, start with what I suggested a while back: try "date -u"
and see whether that is the correct UTC time.  If not, the ntpdate
command will solve you problems.  If it is, there's still something else

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