[olug] The Daylight Savings Time (US and Canada) Glitch

Will Langford unfies at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 23:13:40 UTC 2007

Slackware has the following claim on their announce list:



[slackware-announce]  glibc-zoneinfo US Daylight Savings Time changes

New glibc-zoneinfo packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1,
10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to update the timezone information to
account for the extention of Daylight Savings Time (DST) in the US.
This is an important update as any machine in the US (in an area using
DST) running Slackware 10.2 or earlier will otherwise have a system
clock off by one hour for a month starting on March 11.  It is strongly
suggested to upgrade this package before March 11, 2007.

Slackware 11.0 is not affected by this particular US DST issue, but
an update to the latest zoneinfo database is provided anyway.

NOTE:  All these packages are the *same*, but with different package
names.  If you're not concerned about that, you may use any one of
these packages to upgrade all your Slackware boxes, 8.1 or newer.

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