[CentOS] New Standard/Daylight time-change dates in rhel4u2 butnot centos4.2?

Bassett, Mark Mark.Bassett at owh.com
Mon Nov 7 20:47:02 UTC 2005

Which is why I always symlink /etc/localtime  Not only does it solve
these issues, but it makes it very clear which timezone is selected!

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
Behalf Of Aleksandar Milivojevic
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 2:45 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: Re: [CentOS] New Standard/Daylight time-change dates in rhel4u2
butnot centos4.2?

Quoting s.davison at computer.org:

> Many thanks, that was basically the problem.  It
> wasn't Canadian time, but it was the wrong
> /etc/localtime.  I don't know where that
> /etc/localtime came from -- it's not the same
> as any of the files in the /usr/share/zoneinfo
> hierarchy.  But putting US/Eastern in there did
> the trick.

My guess is you had old version of tzdata package, that was updated to
version sometime in the past.  Now, if you look which package owns
/etc/localtime and /usr/share/zoneinfo stuff, you get:

# rpm -qf /etc/localtime
# rpm -qf /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern

As far as I can see, tzdata package has no pre/postinstall scripts
with it.  That would mean /etc/localtime doesn't get updated when tzdata
updated.  Unless I missed something, it's probably a bug in tzdata RPM 

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