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From: Iain Buchanan <iaindb@××××××××××××.au>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] getting GMT to use DST
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 05:15:58
Message-Id: 1189746401.14252.38.camel@orpheus
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] getting GMT to use DST by Mat Harris
1 On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 04:55 +0100, Mat Harris wrote:
2 > Hi All,
3 >
4 > I have had a machine running for a little while without many problems,
5 > until I tried to use ntp to keep my clock in sync.
6 >
7 > I have got my /etc/localtime and my /etc/conf.d/clock to reflect my GMT
8 > location, yet all timeservers I try to sync to put me an hour behind. I
9 > am in the UK and currently our clocks are forwards, or is it backwards?
10 >
11 > Either way I cannot have my machine out 1 hour for half the year. What
12 > should my solution be?
14 probably because while you are in a "GMT location", strictly speaking
15 you are not on GMT time. GMT time does not include daylight savings,
16 AFAIK, otherwise everyone who referenced GMT would have to alter their
17 time according to whether both GMT and their timezone was on daylight
18 savings at that particular time - a big mess, especially for the
19 Southern Hemisphere, or places like where I live, that don't use DST.
21 You need to set /etc/conf.d/clock to GMT (if your bios keeps time in GMT
22 - up to you) and set /etc/localtime to London, or whatever. I think...
23 I get confused sometimes :)
25 HTH,
26 --
27 Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>
29 Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.
30 -- James J. Ling
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Re: [gentoo-user] getting GMT to use DST Mat Harris <iwasinnamuknow@×××××××××.com>