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

On 2009-03-29_16:19:28, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> 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?
> Lisi

A few weeks ago, my Lenny system switched over from displaying time in MST
(Mountain Standard Time) to MDT (Mountain Daylight Time). It did this, I
believe, because the switch-over is mandated in the official locale coding
for this region (Colorado). I would like to now how to take a pass on this
switch-over part of the local locale. And how to do it ahead of time, so
that for me, I don't have to find an unwanted task of undoing a unwanted
change waiting on a Sunday morning. My version of what I think OP was 
asking for is a variant of locale that does not honor local mandates for
switching to and from summer-time. It is very much a cultural thing. 

Paul E Condon           

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