Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2083
Day Light Savings Time/ Standard Time Change
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
I would like to report that none of my RedHat 5.2
(intel,Sparc, alpha) machines did the correct time change
last week. It appears that there is a some problem with
this version of RH will not make the time adjustment.
Now this is not a problem if the linux box is being used
as a desk top client but there is a real big problem
if the computer is "the" time master.
I know how to RDATE, and XNTPD the machines but I expect
that RH Linux should work just as well as my SunOS, Solaris,
Auspex, and SGI unix machines with respect to the time
Princeton Univ, Math Department
Manager Networking and Computing
Cristian, don't you need your hardware clock set to UTC in order for
the timezone change to work? I had no problems with my computer at
work or at home.
Preston is correct. I can vouch for all my machines tracking
the time change correctly, and they are all set to UTC in the
CMOS and /etc/sysconfig/clock has UTC=true
Richard, could you please report the contents of your
/etc/sysconfig/clock file and the output of the following
That is correct, you need your machine's hardware clock set to UTC for
this to happen.