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Re: MST7MDT timezone broken?



On Tue, Apr 04, 2000 at 04:15:09PM -0400, Touloumtzis, Michael wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Apr 2000 at 01:23:34 -0600 Scott Barker wrote:
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the MST7MDT timezone, should
> > we not be on MDT now? On my slink machines, the time correctly
> > adjusted last night, but on my potato system, it did not. If I'm
> > not mistaken, I'll file a bug report...
> 
> Scott,
> 
> I had a similar experience with EST5EDT on potato, and posted a query
> about it to debian-user (subject: "daylight savings time problem with
> potato?").  My query was met with a stunning silence.  I do see a few
> small indications (such as your query) that something really is amiss,
> but I see no answer to your question in the archive.  Did you get a
> direct reply that was helpful?  Did you open a bug?  Am I dreaming,
> or are some of the libc6 tzone files messed up?
> 
> I'm not a Linux (or Debian) newbie, and I think I know what I'm doing,
> but the general silence on this matter has me wondering.  Maybe I've
> slipped through a time warp ;-)?

Every once in a while this happens ;) ... i was going to post a reply,
but then i saw the second post and decided not to. Anyway, here's my
$0.04:

On my system, set to "America/Chicago", the daylight savings time change
was handled automatically. I wonder, if i had been using "CST6CDT"
instead (the two should be equivalent, AFAIK) would i have had the same
problem?


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