FW: New DST Rules for 2007

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Feb 27 16:42:54 UTC 2007

I'm forwarding this message form Bryan O'Neill, who is not on the time
zone mailing list.
Those of you who are on the time zone mailing list should direct replies


From: Bryan O'Neill, President [mailto:support at wake123.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:08 AM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: New DST Rules for 2007

Ladies & Gentlemen,
I asked a question on linuxquestions.org about what exact commands I
would need to install your patch that will update the new DST rules on
my RH 8.0 pc.  One guy responded with the following:
]$ cd /tmp && { mkdir tz && cd tz || exit 1; }
wget -q 'ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tz*.tar.gz' || exit 
]$ gzip -dc tzcode*.tar.gz | tar -xf -
]$ gzip -dc tzdata*.tar.gz | tar -xf -
]$ which nawk >/dev/null 2>&1|| { sed -i 's|nawk|gawk|g' Makefile ||
exit 1; }
]$ LOCALTIMEVAR0=`grep ^ZONE= /etc/sysconfig/clock 2>/dev/null| awk
-F'=' '{print $2}'|tr -d '"'`
]$ LOCALTIMEVAR1=`make zonenames 2>/dev/null|grep -m1 $LOCALTIMEVAR0|awk
'{print $1}'`
]$ [ -n $LOCALTIMEVAR1 ] || exit 1 && { sed -i
"s|Factory|$LOCALTIMEVAR1|g" Makefile \
&& make install; echo 'Done!'; }
The blue code I've already done and I understand.  But what about the
green code?  Do you see anything there that may create something
malcious or unsecure?  I don't think so but I wanted to get your more
educated & trusted opinion.  Is it correct for east coast time zone (New
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