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Re: daylight saving time and RTC clock

On Sun, 25 Mar 2007, A Mennucc wrote:

> today is the first day of daylight saving time in Italy, (and many other
>  European countries); but something did not work as expected in my Etch box
> --- brief summary of what I saw happening:
> this morning, when I booted my PC, I looked at the date
> # date
> dom mar 25 08:34:22 CEST 2007
> that is, it was 1 hour behind ; so I issued
> # ntpdate-debian
> 25 Mar 09:34:32 ntpdate[3996]: step time server offset
> 3599.702392 sec
> and this moved my clock 1 hour ahead, and then the date was correct:
> # date
> dom mar 25 09:34:35 CEST 2007
> -----
>  my RTC clock is not set to UTC , and maybe this is the cause for what I
> saw happening above.
> Is there any way so that people not keeping their RTC to UTC may still
> have a correct time on daylight-saving switching days?

Why don't you just keep your RTC to UTC? It worked for me.

You say "something did not work as expected". I really do not expect
time changes like this to work at all if the RTC is set to local time.

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