[nSLUG] DST & tzdata
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sun Mar 4 04:10:49 AST 2007
Slackware seems not to have a patch or equivalent for the new DST
rules that GloboCop has ordered. We're apparently being sucked
into the propwash.
So I fetched the tzdata files from:
dated Mon Feb 26. Therein I note that the rules for America/Halifax
haven't been updated to the new dates and there is no Zone... line for
AST/ADT. I think I understand from inference and the zic(8) manpage
how to fix things up but...
Before I do that, does anybody know of any gotchas? Is there an
authoritative Canadian site that has updated tzdata files for Canadian
More technical yet: Is there any reason why I can't compile just the
zoneinfo file for America/Halifax and put the binary into the
canonical zoneinfo directory without doing the other zone files? My
own machine isn't a server and never moves out of the AST/ADT
zone. Does anything important regularly use the zoneinfo files for
*non-local* zones? F'rgzample, if I get ntp running using a server in
Boston or Ontario, will ntp reference my local zoneinfo files for for
Ho hum. :-)
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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