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Manual fix for DST on Redhat 7.0 and 7.3

 
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Richard Murden
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Manual fix for DST on Redhat 7.0 and 7.3

We have some server that are running Redhat 7.0 and 7.3. What are the step needed to manually fix or update to the new DST rules? Please let me know if you need any other information.
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Richard
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: Manual fix for DST on Redhat 7.0 and 7.3

You should edit and compile a new time zone with the right values for your DST time. Use he zic command. The steps are:

1- Edit your zone source file.
2- Compile with zic.
3- Copy/link it to localtime

Thats all.

See this howto for detailed information:

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/TimePrecision-HOWTO.html
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
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Re: Manual fix for DST on Redhat 7.0 and 7.3

I'm not 100% sure, but I think you can find updated RPMs for RedHat 7.3 at www.fedoralegacy.org, they did at least last year support both RH7.3 and HR9 with important updates. For the RH7.0, I would take the RH7.3 source RPM and rebuild it for RH7.0, you should take it carefully as you would jump up the glibc version.
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Re: Manual fix for DST on Redhat 7.0 and 7.3

You can find a fedoralegacy.org glibc for RH7.3 here:
http://ftp.funet.fi/pub/mirrors/download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/7.3/updates/i386/