[arch-general] Daylight Saving Time canceled in Ukraine, will Arch know?

Jonathan eyeswide at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 23:27:50 EDT 2011

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose at darose.net>wrote:

> On 09/21/2011 12:29 PM, Barton wrote:
>> Beginning this year, Ukraine is switching to year-round DST and will
>> permanently reside in UTC+3 timezone (where it is now). Normally, the
>> switch to UTC+2 would have occurred some time in October, but no
>> longer.
>> How would Arch Linux handle it for the users who do not have NTP
>> configured? Would Arch somehow know not to switch the clock this year or
>> should zoneinfo file for Kiev be updated to reflect this change and
>> to avoid users' clocks being skewed?
> It looks like there's a fix to the tzdata package in the works to deal with
> this:
> https://groups.google.com/**group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/**
> browse_thread/thread/**a44d60ddb9bb6620?pli=1<https://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_thread/thread/a44d60ddb9bb6620?pli=1>
> So presumably, once that fix gets released upstream, Arch would pick it up
> soon after.
> DR

You can check the current DST dates with "zgrep -v /etc/localtime | grep
2011" Once you get the updated package you can copy the new zoneinfo file
from /usr/share/zoneinfo to /etc/localtime.

John F.

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