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DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

 
Ronit_1
Occasional Advisor

DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

I am using machine with configuration as shown below for Linux, I want to installed Rpm for DST changes Australia 2008 . Can anyone suggest me which rpm should i installed and from where i will get this rpm.


uname -a
Linux Woodhills 2.6.9-42.0.10.ELsmp #1 SMP Fri Feb 16 17:17:21 EST 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux.

With rpm installed on machine is
#rpm -qa | grep tzdata
tzdata-2007c-1.el4 and version installed is glibc-2.3.4-2.25


Regards
Ronit
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skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

use this one which we pushed a month back.
tzdata-2007k-1.el4.noarch.rpm


Also this is the latest which has the below updates which is not applicable to region.

This package reflects changes introduced to the Daylight Saving Time (DST)
rules for Chile, whereby DST is moved from 9th March to 29th March. This
change impacts the Chile mainland, Easter Island, Salas y Gomez Island, and
the Palmer polar station in Antarctica

tzdata-2007k-2.el4.noarch.rpm

Ronit_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

After installing this patch which timezone i should set /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/ is this correct ?

To test whether this rpm solve this issue. what date should i set ? I am setting date 040601592008.59 is this correct ?


Regards
Ronit
skt_skt
Honored Contributor

Re: DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

if the required rpms are installed then there is no need of any manual intervention . Time would automatically get adjusted to the dst chnages.I am not sure about the changes(date, time) for the australia region.
Avijit Patra
Occasional Advisor

Re: DST changes Australia 2008 Linux machine

If you have your server registered to the rhn just run :

up2date -u tzdata

and it will upgrade the tzdata to the latest one that have the corrected data.

You need to run :

redhat-config-date

and choose the correct timezone for you so that the /etc/localtime gets updated from the new tzdata.

Then run :

zdump -v /etc/localtime |grep 2008

From the output, verify if it show the correct change dates.

Note: It is always reconmended to reboot the server after this so that all the applications/services dependent on "server time" gets proper time.