date/time trouble - PST came too early

LI Xin delphij at
Fri Nov 2 00:51:03 PDT 2007

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.

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

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