date/time trouble - PST came too early

Chris H. chris# at
Fri Nov 2 00:49:04 PDT 2007

Quoting LI Xin <delphij at>:

> Chris H. wrote:
>> Quoting LI Xin <delphij at>:
>>> Chris H. wrote:
>>>> Any advice would be *greatly* appreciated.
>>> Install /usr/ports/misc/zoneinfo or upgrade your system to a recent
>>> release (preferred), e.g. RELENG_6_2 aka FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE.
>>> Re-run tzsetup and choose your time zone accordingly.  You will need to
>>> restart the time-sensitive services afterward, or reboot the whole
>>> system :-)
>>> Cheers,
>>> --
>> Hello Xin LI, and thank you for your quick response.
>> FWIW The system already knows what timezone it lives in. It simply chose
>> to change to PST according to the /normal/ standards. What happened here
>> in the USA, is that president Bush decided that we'd be better served here
>> if we waited an additional week to set our clocks back one hour. So. It
>> seems
>> this particular server decided to ignore our president (not that I blame
>> it)
>> and set the clock back one hour on the /usual/ date. :)
>> As an experiment, what I have done was bounce the server and set the clock
>> in the BIOS ahead 1 day > save settings > reboot. My /initial/ findings
>> seemed hopeful. But, given that I run ntpdate as a cron job, the first time
>> the job ran, all went back to the /wrong/ dime/date. So as I must wait
>> for 6.3, I'm just going to end the ntpdate cron job until PST /really/
>> occurs;
>> unless of course someone has a better solution. :)
>> Thanks again for taking the time and effort to respond.
> I think you have misunderstood me.  I knew what you wanted, which is a
> corrected day of PDT->PST transition.
> The reason why you want to install misc/zoneinfo or a more recent
> release of FreeBSD is exactly because that we have updated it for the
> modified standards.  For me, America -> United States -> Pacific Time
> works just fine.

Ahhh, right you are. I /did/ misunderstand you. Thanks for taking the
time to /enlighten me. :P

I'll do as you suggest. Thanks again for your time.


> Cheers,
> --
> Xin LI <delphij at>
> FreeBSD - The Power to Serve!

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