RE: Australian timezone (australasia) update for this weekend
I've followed your manual procedure below, and have your "australasia" file in /root.
# zic australasia
Which returns to the prompt, but then when running zdump it hasn't changed anything.
I also note that /etc/localtime is a link to:
and that file is dated 2003.
How else can this be done?
From: Aníbal Monsalve Salazar [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 23 March 2006 10:23 AM
Subject: Australian timezone (australasia) update for this weekend
The Australian timezone change is a couple of days away. If you are running servers depending on acurrate time, you will need to check or update them.
If you are running sid (unstable) or etch (testing), to update your Australian timezone, just run 'apt-get update; apt-get install libc6'.
For stable (sarge) and oldstable (woody) you may have to update your system mannually.
To check/change your timezone, use tzconfig. In my case, tzconfig tells me that my timezone is Australia/Melbourne.
To check if your timezone change will happen on either "Sun Mar 26"
or "Sun Apr 2", run 'zdump -v Australia/Melbourne | grep 2006'.
Replace Australia/Melbourne with your own timezone.
If your timezone change will happen on "Sun Apr 2", you're safe.
If your timezone change will happen on "Sun Mar 26", you may want to update the Australian timezone.
If you cannot update libc6, you could update the Australian timezone mannually, as described in the following lines.
1. Download the timezone (australasia) file. It includes the
Australia, Indian and Pacific timezone information.
wget -nH -N http://people.debian.org/~anibal/timezone/australasia
If you don't want to use my copy of the australasia file,
download http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/glibc/glibc-2.4.tar.bz2 (size
is 15,202,445) and extract glibc-2.4/timezone/australasia.
Together with my copy of the australasia file, there are files
with the md5 checksum and my gpg signature of the australasia
2. Backup you zoneinfo directory.
tar cf - /usr/share/zoneinfo | bzip2 -9 - > zoneinfo.tar.bz2
3. As root, run:
4. Check your timezone change.
zdump -v Australia/Melbourne | grep 2006
It should show "Sun Apr 2".
Aníbal Monsalve Salazar