Is FreeBSD ready for changes in Daylight Savings come March 2007? - BSD

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  1. Is FreeBSD ready for changes in Daylight Savings come March 2007?

    This year, Daylight Savings changes will occur in March and November,
    rather than their "usual" times. Is FreeBSD already configured to
    automatically change time in March and November, or is this something that
    will have to be done manually (and then undone after the old changeover
    times)?

  2. Re: Is FreeBSD ready for changes in Daylight Savings come March 2007?

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    On 2007-02-03, User 1001 wrote:
    > This year, Daylight Savings changes will occur in March and November,
    > rather than their "usual" times.


    Mostly in the USA, and a fine mess that is.


    > Is FreeBSD already configured to automatically change time in March
    > and November, or is this something that will have to be done manually
    > (and then undone after the old changeover times)?


    Normally, unix systems run UTC internally. The local time is done in
    a library depending on the locale set in the user environment. There is
    nothing to be manually changed, except the zonefiles[1].

    Recent FreeBSDs have been updated. If yours is not, you could fetch and
    merge the zonefiles yourself.


    [1] Even if your macine isn't running utc: adjkerntz uses the zonefiles.

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