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



On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 10:07:54AM -0600, 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.
> -- 
> Paul E Condon           
> pecondon@mesanetworks.net
> 
cat /etc/timezone - mine reads /Etc/GMT

Run dpkg-reconfigure -plow tzdata

Scroll down to "None of the above" - and choose GMT or the appropriate 
offset.

Done :)

AndyC

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