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* User tools for March 11
@ 2007-02-13 21:19 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
  2007-02-13 21:28 ` James Purser
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From: linux-os (Dick Johnson) @ 2007-02-13 21:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Linux kernel


Hi!
In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.16.24 on an i686 machine (5592.61 BogoMips).
New book: http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/
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* Re: User tools for March 11
  2007-02-13 21:19 User tools for March 11 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
@ 2007-02-13 21:28 ` James Purser
  2007-02-13 21:40 ` Alistair John Strachan
                   ` (3 subsequent siblings)
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: James Purser @ 2007-02-13 21:28 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-os (Dick Johnson); +Cc: Linux kernel

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On Tue, 2007-02-13 at 16:19 -0500, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> Hi!
> In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
> wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
> from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
> Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
> Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?
> 
> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson
> Penguin : Linux version 2.6.16.24 on an i686 machine (5592.61 BogoMips).
> New book: http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/

Hi Dick,

This timezone change will be handled by the distro makers, so you might
want to check with them. This list is for discussion and development of
the core linux kernel.

Thanks.
-- 
James Purser
Producer/Presenter
Open Source On The Air
http://www.localfoss.org

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* Re: User tools for March 11
  2007-02-13 21:19 User tools for March 11 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
  2007-02-13 21:28 ` James Purser
@ 2007-02-13 21:40 ` Alistair John Strachan
  2007-02-13 21:42 ` Matti Aarnio
                   ` (2 subsequent siblings)
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alistair John Strachan @ 2007-02-13 21:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-os (Dick Johnson); +Cc: Linux kernel

On Tuesday 13 February 2007 21:19, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> Hi!
> In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
> wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
> from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
> Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
> Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?

Unless there are utilities homebrewing locales, glibc (locales) should be the 
only package that requires an update. Some distros may sub-package this 
as "timezone".

SLES got an updated "timezone" package for the Western Australian changes, but 
I'm not sure about the US changes.

-- 
Cheers,
Alistair.

Final year Computer Science undergraduate.
1F2 55 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, UK.

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* Re: User tools for March 11
  2007-02-13 21:19 User tools for March 11 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
  2007-02-13 21:28 ` James Purser
  2007-02-13 21:40 ` Alistair John Strachan
@ 2007-02-13 21:42 ` Matti Aarnio
  2007-02-13 21:46 ` Alan
  2007-02-14  0:14 ` Gene Heskett
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Matti Aarnio @ 2007-02-13 21:42 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-os (Dick Johnson); +Cc: Linux kernel

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 04:19:59PM -0500, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> Hi!
> In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
> wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
> from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
> Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
> Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?

Dick,

UNIXes use UTC internally which has no DST, but for userspace there is
"tzdata" package (with that name in Fedora, at least.)

* Fri Jan 06 2006 Petr Machata <pmachata@redhat.com> 2005r-2
- 2005r
  - Zones EST, MST, HST, EST5EDT, CST6CDT, MST7MDT, PST8PDT moved to
    northamerica to guard against old files with obsolete information
    being left in the time zone binary directory.
  - Changes for countries that are supposed to join 2007 US DST
    change.  This includes most of Canada, however entries already in
    the database (Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Northwest
    Territories, and Yukon) were left alone for the time being.
  - Fixes in zdump.c (abbrok): conditions are chained, and the string
    is checked for emptiness.

.. and many alterations since then.

So..  you may already have it in your system.  If not, just update that
one package.

> Cheers,
> Dick Johnson

/Matti Aarnio

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* Re: User tools for March 11
  2007-02-13 21:19 User tools for March 11 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
                   ` (2 preceding siblings ...)
  2007-02-13 21:42 ` Matti Aarnio
@ 2007-02-13 21:46 ` Alan
  2007-02-14  0:14 ` Gene Heskett
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Alan @ 2007-02-13 21:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-os (Dick Johnson); +Cc: Linux kernel

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 16:19:59 -0500
"linux-os \(Dick Johnson\)" <linux-os@analogic.com> wrote:

> 
> Hi!
> In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
> wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
> from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
> Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
> Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?

Your vendor should be able to tell you whether the library versions you
have are sufficiently up to date, which apps need restarting and which
apps use their own timezone code and problems (check for example if you
use Java)

It's nothing special, timezone rules change all the time. Be glad the
world is mostly standardising. When I was younger the UK summer time
switches were set in a meeting each year and they were not too worried
about adjusting it a week for Royal Ascot and that kind of thing.

Alan

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* Re: User tools for March 11
  2007-02-13 21:19 User tools for March 11 linux-os (Dick Johnson)
                   ` (3 preceding siblings ...)
  2007-02-13 21:46 ` Alan
@ 2007-02-14  0:14 ` Gene Heskett
  4 siblings, 0 replies; 6+ messages in thread
From: Gene Heskett @ 2007-02-14  0:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: linux-kernel, linux-os (Dick Johnson)

On Tuesday 13 February 2007, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
>Hi!
>In the United States, some idiots have decided that the year 2000 scare
>wasn't enough so they changed the start date for daylight savings time
>from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March.
>Does anybody know if there are new tools like `hwclock` and `date`?
>Will new 'C' runtime libraries be necessary as well?

Dick, I believe all that is contained in the tzdata file, which most 
distro's have already updated to reflect those changes.

>Cheers,
>Dick Johnson
>Penguin : Linux version 2.6.16.24 on an i686 machine (5592.61 BogoMips).
>New book: http://www.AbominableFirebug.com/
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