On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:43:40 -0600, Boris Samorodov wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 14:48:41 -0500 Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Oct 2008 22:31:52 -0500, Jeremy Messenger
>> wrote:

>
>> > Hello folks,
>> >
>> > I have updated RELENG_7 recently, and switched to 2.6.26 and f8 at
>> > the same time. I am not sure which I am supposed to blame on. :-)
>> > Anyway, now my linux-opera M2 (mail) client reports time
>> > incorrect. So I have checked with date(1) and it does indeed report
>> > different.
>> >
>> > ----------------------------------
>> > # /bin/date
>> > Mon Oct 20 22:28:35 CDT 2008
>> > # /compat/linux/bin/date
>> > Tue Oct 21 03:28:38 UTC 2008
>> > ----------------------------------
>> >
>> > I do not remember for have to configure the date correct for Linux
>> > 2.4 stuff before I update RELENG_7 and switched to newer 2.6.16
>> > stuff. I am wondering if I have to do that now for configure time
>> > or it's not normal?

>
>> I have downloaded tzdata-2008h-1.fc8.noarch.rpm and extracted it. Then
>> copy it in /compat/linux/etc/localtime and now it works correct. Only
>> a few seconds difference, but does not matter to me.

>
> Yep. Current FreeBSD /etc/localtime file has:
> -----
> moosa% hd -n 6 /etc/localtime.current
> 00000000 54 5a 69 66 00 00 |TZif..|
> 00000006
> -----
>
> The fifth byte is "0". While Fedora expects:
> -----
> moosa% hd -n 6 /etc/localtime.newversion
> 00000000 54 5a 69 66 32 00 |TZif2.|
> 00000006
> -----
>
> The fifth byte is "2".
>
>> ----------------------------------
>> # /bin/date
>> Tue Oct 21 14:33:55 CDT 2008
>> # /compat/linux/bin/date
>> Tue Oct 21 19:33:59 UTC 2008
>> # cp usr/share/zoneinfo/right/America/Cancun /compat/linux/etc/localtime
>> # /compat/linux/bin/date
>> Tue Oct 21 14:33:43 CDT 2008
>> ----------------------------------

>
>> Maybe edwin's plan of update tzcode to 2008e might help with this
>> issue? I am hoping that his update tzcode can help linux_base-f8 to
>> have correct time without have to use tzdata-2008h-1.fc8.noarch.rpm.

>
>> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/f...er/008599.html
>> (patches included)

>
>> BTW: Add CC'ing to edwin to see if he thinks update tzcode can helps
>> with this issue.

>
> It definitely does: I patched my 8-amd64-current with edwin's patches,
> recompiled, reinstalled and copied a new zonefile to /etc/localtime:
> -----
> moosa% LANG=C date; /compat/linux/bin/date
> Tue Oct 28 22:38:24 MSK 2008
> Tue Oct 28 22:38:24 MSK 2008
> -----


Nice, thanks for test edwin's patch. Hey edwin, when are you going to put
newer tzcode in -CURRENT? I do realized about that it won't be MFC into
RELENG_7 soon, but should be possible later? or never? If never, then I
can live with tzdata-2008h-1.fc8.noarch.rpm until update to 8.x.

Cheers,
Mezz

>> > BTW: Please add me in CC, thanks!
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Mezz

>
> WBR



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