[RndTbl] minor DST problem with Red Hat/Fedora "legacy" systems

Sean Walberg sean at ertw.com
Wed Mar 14 12:24:53 CDT 2007

Yes, that nabbed me on my Myth box -- the only box where I really care about
the time.

BTW,  I wrote a quick note on how to rebuild the packages on older Fedora/RH



On 3/14/07, Gilles Detillieux <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca> wrote:
> If you're still running Red Hat or Fedora Linux systems that were being
> updated by the Fedora Legacy project before it was shut down, you should
> have received the tzdata update last year to correct the Daylight Saving
> Time switchover for this year.  However, the updates from
> fedoralegacy.org only installed the new /usr/share/zoneinfo files, but
> didn't update /etc/localtime from that.  (On RH/FC systems,
> /etc/localtime is a copy of the appropriate zoneinfo file, not a
> symbolic link.)
> What I found is that for these systems (RH9, FC1-3), I needed to do the
> following:
>      cp -p /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Winnipeg /etc/localtime
> After that, I either rebooted the system, or restarted these services:
> syslog, crond, xinetd, sendmail, httpd.  FC4 updated itself
> automatically last spring, so as long as you rebooted since then, the
> DST change should have happened without a snag.  FC5-6 had the changes
> at release time.
> I also managed to update a very old Red Hat 6.2 system by copying the
> zoneinfo file from a Red Hat 9 system updated by fedoralegacy.
> Just thought these tips might be of help if you're supporting legacy
> linux boxes.
> --
> Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
> Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:    http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
> Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Winnipeg, MB  R3E 3J7  (Canada)
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