[mythtv-users] US MythTV users: will your recordings be 1 houroff on March 11th?
Henry A Harper III
hah at alumni.rice.edu
Tue Jan 16 23:36:02 UTC 2007
> On Jan 16, 2007, at 3:49 PM, Grant McChesney wrote:
> > There's a way to test if you have the latest tzdata with the date
> > command. For example, I live in Mountain Standard Time. After DST
> > starts on Mar 11, Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) should be -6 GMT:
> > Before DST:
> > [grant at grant ~]$ date --date="Mar 10 15:00:00 UTC 2007"
> > Sat Mar 10 08:00:00 MST 2007
> > After DST:
> > [grant at grant ~]$ date --date="Mar 11 15:00:00 UTC 2007"
> > Sun Mar 11 09:00:00 MDT 2007
> But is there a way to test this *before* the changeover? After the
> fact is a bit late.
> I'm also in the Mountain zone BTW (Cheyenne).
Perhaps an example will help illuminate, typing the same commandline into
two differing installations (I'm in MT too but any USA TZ will do for the
test). According to the new rules, March 11 2007 should be in DST (MDT):
My FC1 webserver:
[hah at henry_1800xp hah]$ date --date="Mar 11 15:00:00 UTC 2007"
Sun Mar 11 08:00:00 MST 2007
My FC5 mythbox:
[mythtv at myth1 mythtv]$ date --date="Mar 11 15:00:00 UTC 2007"
Sun Mar 11 09:00:00 MDT 2007
Conclusion - my recordings will be fine but webserver will be off by an hour
for a few weeks...do I really care about that? Hmm...
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