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Re: To synchronize system time witn NTP-server with no winter time shift whole year - how to?

On Sunday 29 March 2009 17:07:54 Paul E Condon wrote:
> On 2009-03-29_09:59:49, John Hasler wrote:
> > Strong and Humble writes:
> > > Just wanted to know if it is possible to specify a time zone that has
> > > no winter time shift whole year?
> >
> > Sure.  Many time zones have no "daylight savings" or "summer time".  Just
> > pick an appropriate one or create your own.
> >
> > > What I want is to stay the same time (without winter shift) whole year,
> > > yet be able synchrinize my system time with a ntp-server.
> >
> > NTP deals exclusively in UTC.  It has nothing to do with "time shift".
> >
> > What problem are you trying to solve?  There may be a better approach.
> > --
> > John Hasler
> I'm not OP, but I think I also want what, I believe, he wants, namely:
> A locale that I can select that will give me text displays of the
> time, and text displays of file mtimes that do not mention, or use,
> summer time, ever. Is there such a wrong-thinker/outlier variation of
> locale? A sort of a sub-culture locale, that isn't really an fully
> accurate reflection of the dominant culture in my geographic region?
> For me, summer-time has always been something of an annoyance. With
> the spread of computers in the sixties and seventies, I had hoped that
> limitations of technology might kill summer-time. Instead, computer
> technology has become an enabler of a feature of my culture that I do
> not like.
> And let's see what OP was really asking for also.

I'm a bit lost on this.  When I install Lenny I am asked when I choose a 
timezone whether I want the system time (as opposed to hwclock, which I keep 
in UTC (or GMT)) to be adjusted for summer time or not.  I say yes.  So that 
is what I get.  Could someone please explain, I genuinely don't 
understand :-(, why it is so difficult to say no?  There presumably is a 
reason.  Is it a bug?  Am I just very lucky?


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