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Daylight Savings Time Change

Doug Ritz
Occasional Visitor

Daylight Savings Time Change

Help!

I am new to this area and have inherited an old unix server. My best guess is the following:

AlphaServer 1000A 5/333
Digital Unix V4.0E (rev.1091)
Firmware Version: 5.5-75

My Question: How do I change the system time to reflect the new Daylight Savings Time?
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Daylight Savings Time Change

Shalom,

I suggest connecting to an ntp , otherwise use the date command. The man page tels you the data format of command.

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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: Daylight Savings Time Change

What was once known as Digital Unix is now Tru64 UNIX, so this question would rather belong to the Tru64 section of the ITRC Forums.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/familyhome.do?familyId=280
I'll put in a request to get this question moved there.

Nevertheless, all information about DST changes as they relate to HP-supported OSs is available at:

http://www.hp.com/go/DST

It offers this link for Tru64-specific information:
http://h30097.www3.hp.com/unix/erp/c00849060.html

The oldest version with DST patches available is V4.0F PK8, so I'm afraid your V4.0E is so old it's already out of support.

In this thread, Mark Poeschl suggests how to make the necessary changes manually. Archunan Muthiah's link offers some related documentation.
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1098139

MK
Christian Tremblay
Trusted Contributor

Re: Daylight Savings Time Change

If you can't get a patch, here is a simple manual fix:

ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/

# mkdir /tmp/time
ftp> get tzdata2006o.tar.gz ( or the most recent)
# gzip â d tzdata2006o.tar.gz
# tar â xvf tzdata2006o.tar
# mv /etc/zoneinfo/sources/northamerica /etc/zoneinfo/sources/northamerica.2006MMJJ
# cp â p /tmp/time/northamerica /etc/zoneinfo/sources/northamerica
# zic northamerica
# ln -s /etc/zoneinfo/America/Montreal /etc/zoneinfo/localtime

Chris

Re: Daylight Savings Time Change

moved to a more appropriate forum
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