[mythtv-users] US MythTV users: will your recordings be 1 hour off on March 11th?

Robert Tsai mythtv at tsaiberspace.net
Tue Jan 16 22:27:39 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jan 16, 2007 at 01:36:09PM -0800, Ross Campbell wrote:
> For those who don't know or forgot, daylight savings time rules
> change in most parts of the US this year... DST will start 3 weeks
> earlier and end 1 week later thanks to the brilliant minds behind
> the Energy Policy act of 2005 -
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_Policy_Act_of_2005
> So what?!
> Well, your NTP time sync keeps your system time correct, but your
> TIMEZONE is locally interpreted, so anyone with
> old/custom/unsupported Linux distros risks having their mythtv
> recordings off by ONE HOUR for the duration of the timezone change
> periods (4 weeks out of the year). That's probably not what you
> want... and the change starts March 11th this year - less than two
> months from now.

So I have a current tzdata package (Ubuntu Edgy Eft,
tzdata-2006m-1ubuntu1), but so what?

Does it just change the meaning of "US/Pacific" (or
"America/Los_Angeles" -- which am I supposed to use, anyway)? Or am I
supposed to now use a different TZ value?


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