Bug 2083 - Day Light Savings Time/ Standard Time Change
Summary: Day Light Savings Time/ Standard Time Change
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: time
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-04-09 15:03 UTC by Red Hat Bugzilla
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-12 17:04:24 UTC

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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 1999-04-09 15:03:22 UTC

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

Richard Wong
Princeton Univ, Math Department
Manager Networking and Computing

Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 1999-04-09 15:23:59 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 1999-04-09 23:53:59 UTC
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
commands?  Thanks!
hwclock --show

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 1999-04-12 17:04:59 UTC
That is correct, you need your machine's hardware clock set to UTC for
this to happen.

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