[mythtv-users] Schedules Direct and time offset [SOLVED]

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 15:58:42 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> >  It actually sounds more like an operating system problem. You should
>  >  check what time system is being used. Under Fedora, you have a choice to
>  >  have the system use UTC time, while reporting after adjusting for the
>  >  time zone offset: files are recorded UTC but the clock shows EST for
>  >  example.
>  >
>  >  This setup can  be confusing for myth purposes...your files are all
>  >  timed at 3 AM to next morning for tonights 10 pm show!
>  >
>  >  Using UTC is fine for desktops and laptops, especically if you must sync
>  >  your files, but its not so good for myth.
>  >
>  >  Set the system to use your time zone's time and let myth make the
>  >  adjustment in the xmltv listing data (rather than 2 adjustments).
>  >
>  >  Geoff
>  >
>  I changed the system clock to the actual time instead of UTC and now
>  the guide in Mythweb is correct (the current time it displays and the
>  guide data). This also shifted the guide in mythfrontend by -6 hours
>  but since it was off by +12 it's still off by +6.
>  I'm trying to figure out if this is a problem with my Fedora 8
>  installation or my MythTV installation since many people on this list
>  use F8/MythTV/SechedulesDirect and I appear to be the only person
>  having this serious of a problem with it.
>  A question for any time zone experts out there. I live in the Central
>  time zone and on my Desktop I have always picked Chicago during
>  installation since the city I live near is not listed. On the Myth box
>  I tried the GMT-6 option instead. This should have the same effect
>  (except for DST but that's only 1 hour) but does Myth look at this
>  differently when trying to figure out the time offset?
>  Like I've mentioned before, the 'date' command always showed the
>  correct time and date and the guide in MythTV has always shown the
>  current time correctly but the guide data has just been off.
>  Richard

Turns out I needed to have my time zone set to CST (Chicago) and not
GMT-6 which Myth apparently understood well enough to display the
correct "current time" but mythfilldatabase did not understand well

I'm thinking I should turn this is as a bug report since both should
work correctly.


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