[mythtv-users] Myth and Western Australia daylight saving time.

Justin Smith justin at smithpolglase.com
Thu Dec 7 01:02:42 UTC 2006

mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:

> How does myth get its time/date info?
> Western Australia decided to start a daylight savings trial with short
> notice.  Before the changeover date, everything was fine, now, despite
> the OS and hardware time/date being correct (and after multiple
> reboots), the guide data is still one hour out, and mythweb is also
> showing the old time.
> How can I correct it, or force it to be correct?
> Currently I am using an offset in the guide data to maintain the
> illusion of correctness :(
> BillK

This is a linux issue, not a Myth issue. The direct answer to you 
question is "from your linux system configuration".

In linux, the timezone data is defined in 
/usr/share/zoneinfo/<country>/<region>. This includes daylight saving 
data. Replace /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Perth with the file found 
here: http://matt.ucc.asn.au/time/. This file defines the daylight 
saving data for the 3 years of the W.A. trial.

Then make sure your timezone is set to Australia/Perth (via the 
gnome/kde gui). You may need to reboot - I'm not sure about this, but I 
did anyway.

Justin Smith
Western Australia

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