[mythtv-users] Perth, Western Australia daylight savings, timezone changes

Justin Smith justin at smithpolglase.com
Sun Dec 3 08:26:31 UTC 2006

mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:

> Anyone in West Australia using the tvguide.org.au data and grabber should 
> update their system to the correct timezone and time (and reboot), and 
> then will also need to add channeltz="-0100" to every TV channel line in 
> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/tvguide.org.au.xmltv, except for ABC2, which has 
> channeltz="-0300".  Then, as mythtv user, run 
> mythfilldatabase --graboptions "-v -v -v"
> Once the tvguide information is fixed up for the new daylight savings 
> time, you'll have to change all of the "-0100" lines in your 
> tvguide.org.au.xmltv file back to "+0000", and ABC2 back to "-0200".  Stay 
> vigilant this week for this correction in the tvguide.org.au data!
> Cheers,
> Indulis

I live in Perth, but I use the Aus community-based tv guide (see 
http://minnie.tuhs.org/tivo-bin/tvguide.pl). Since they have guide data 
for Perth, all I had to do was update the relevant timezone data, i.e. 
/usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Perth. (See http://matt.ucc.asn.au/time/.) 
No other changes necessary - plus the time changes for the 3 years of 
the daylight savings trial are now encoded... (I rebooted just to be sure).

However, I do have one problem - MythWeb still reports the old time, 
even though MythFrontend reports the correct time. Anyone know why?

Justin Smith
Western Australia

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