[mythtv-users] Mythbuntu daylight-saving change didn't ?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Mar 31 14:06:34 UTC 2009

On 03/31/2009 09:28 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/31/2009 07:43 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> Kingsley Turner wrote:
>>> There's no posts on the list, so I must be the only one in the world 
>>> with this problem:
>>> My Mythbuntu (8.10) did not change timezones on Monday morning!
>>> Even After 24 hours, it still isn't budging.
>>> I just checked the timezone (Europe) is set correctly -
>>> (this was at 06:48 in the morning)
>>>   root at mediabox:~# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
>>>   Current default timezone: 'Europe/Zurich'
>>>   Local time is now:      Tue Mar 31 05:48:14 CEST 2009.
>>>   Universal Time is now:  Tue Mar 31 03:48:14 UTC 2009.
>>> So it looks like it knows we're now in summertime (2 hours ahead of 
>>> UCT), but UCT is wrong!
>>> Surely the timeserver isn't wrong ?
>>> Does anyone have any suggestions on to debug this further?
>>> I adjusted the clock manually, but then a few minutes later it had 
>>> re-synched itself back to the incorrect time.
>>> My other ubuntu boxes show the correct time.
>> Erm, I don't think UTC ever changes - it's the base from which all 
>> other zones are referenced, after all. The UK, where I am, is now on 
>> BST (basically UTC + 1) and my system reconfigured itself correctly 
>> over Sunday night.
>> Adjusting your clock manually isn't going to help - as you saw it 
>> just corrects itself. You need to investigate your NTP settings. You 
>> might need to restart your ntp server, perhaps. 
> Unless, of course, the OP is running with the hardware clock set to 
> local time and dual-booting and has /both/ GNU/Linux and Windows set 
> to automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time. 

Ah, but he's not in this case...  Missed the part about manually 
changing it and about a timeserver.  So, nevermind.


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