Fault in tztab on HP-UX
monty at roscom.COM
Sat Feb 10 22:18:44 UTC 1996
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From: hmc at cee.hw.ac.uk (Hugh Conner)
Subject: Re: Fault in tztab on HP-UX
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Organization: Dept of Computing & Electrical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
References: <308A28E6.186D at ug.eds.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 1995 11:59:45 GMT
In article <308A28E6.186D at ug.eds.com>, Daniel Dignam <daniel at ug.eds.com> writes:
> There's a fault in the tztab entry for GMT0BST in 9.05, the clocks went
> back today (the 22nd), but date under HP-UX is still stuck at BST :-(.
> The relevant entry from tztab is as follows
> # Greenwich Mean Time, British Summer Time
> 0 3 25-31 3 1983-1984 0 BST-1
> 0 3 23-29 3 1985-1990 0 BST-1
> 0 3 25-31 3 1991-2038 0 BST-1
> 0 1 25-31 10 1983-1985 0 GMT0
> 0 1 23-29 10 1986-2038 0 GMT0
> As I understand this table it should read
> 0 1 22-29 10 1986-2038 0 GMT0
> Anways, I guess the technology will sort itself out tomorrow, I wonder
> how much breaks because of this ?
The problem is that they decided to change the clocks back a week earlier
than normal this year, thus screwing up all Unix systems time tables, not just
HPs. I believe that next year it will be changed again so that Britain changes
over at the same time as the rest of Europe, so you'll have to edit the tztab
all over again.
Hugh M. Conner hmc at cee.hw.ac.uk
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