[Beowulf] New Daylight savings times rules and Linux OS updates?

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman brian.ropers.huilman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 18:02:37 PST 2007

I was just presented with the answer to this question recently, so
it's on my mind.

You can use zdump -v on the /etc/localtime file, or wherever it points
and grep for 2007. If you see March and November, you're fine. Most
modern distributions are updated for this already. FC6 and FC5
specifically are fine. FC4 needs the tzdata-2005m-1.fc4 and FC3 needs
the tzdata-2005m-1.fc3 RPMs installed to be updated.

Google can help on this one too.

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman

On 2/8/07, Korambath, Prakashan <ppk at ats.ucla.edu> wrote:
> As per the  Energy Policy Act of 2005 (H.R.6.ENR), new daylight saving will
> start on the second Sunday of March and end in first Sunday of November
> starting 2007.  I was just wondering whether there is any update to reflect
> this change for Linux OS machines running different versions of Fedora Core.
> Thanks.
> Prakashan Korambath

Brian D. Ropers-Huilman

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