Aurelien Jarno wrote:
A work colleague downloaded the zoneinfo source file for Australasia from the upstream source (a US government site).Ian MacKinnell a écrit :Since reporting the problem this morning... I updated the zoneinfo file on my Debian testing desktop to the latest, correct data (downloaded from upstream), but that did not fix the problem.How did you installed it precisely?
I then ran the command:
# zic australasia
The system clock did not change back to daylight saving time. I then ran "/etc/init.d/ntp restart" but that made no difference either. After some further research on the web, I ran dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and that set the system clock back to daylight saving.
No. At work I manually installed a zoneinfo file *only after* the daylight saving problem occurred. I had never previously made any manual changes to the zoneinfo files on my work PC.I did a dpkg-reconfigure tzdata and the problem was gone after that.Did you installed a zoneinfo manually previously? In that case it is normal it is left untouched by tzdata.
Also: I had the same daylight saving problem on my home PC (Debian testing, completely up to date before the daylight saving switch) and I have never made any manual changes to the timezone configuration on that PC, including zoneinfo files - not even after the daylight saving problem occurred. Simply running dpkg-reconfigure tzdata set the system clock back to daylight saving time on my home PC.
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