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

Jaz Singh jazee at tds.net
Tue Jan 16 22:43:33 UTC 2007

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

To fix your time zone issues...  For those systems that are out of date.  Suse9.3, Redhat 9 and earlier...
I have tested this on RH7.2, RH7.3, RH9.0 Suse9.3

You can see whether your time zone setup is correct:
zdump -v -c 2008 'America/Chicago'|grep 2007
If you don't get Mar 11 and Nov 4 then you need to fix it...

First backup existing zone info
cd /usr/share && tar czf zoneinfo_2006_10_27.tar.gz zoneinfo

Then Get new zone info from gov (note file name changes on occasion:
mkdir /tmp/zoneinfo
cd /tmp/zoneinfo
wget ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2007a.tar.gz <ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2006p.tar.gz>
tar xzpf tzdata2007a.tar.gz
zic northamerica

And test it:
zdump -v -c 2008 'America/Chicago'|grep 2007
Should result in Mar 11 and Nov 4 for time change.


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