date/time trouble - PST came too early

Vivek Khera vivek at
Mon Nov 5 08:23:48 PST 2007

On Nov 2, 2007, at 3:30 AM, Chris H. wrote:

> 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)

Most of us went through this *last* year when the rules took effect.   
Did it not affect your system last year?

Basically you need to get a corrected /etc/localtime and restart any  
long running programs that depend on time, notably cron.

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