Well I realize that I have fallen extremely far behind and have not finished my tutorial on putting together y DVR setup. Hopefully I will get to it someday, but now that the steps are no longer fresh in my head it may not happen until I need to build a new box. If you do have any questions feel free to post a comment and I’ll help you out the best I can.
What I will post about are the steps I need to take to update my box for the new DST settings. (I hope the energy savings from the change makes up for the pain in that it has been, and the old electronic equipment I have that will now always be off.)
First off check to see what your system is currently set to:
#zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2007
Using this command from root will provide you with the dates your system has set for daylight savings time. If it isn’t set to start in March then continue.
Go to the home directory for root, use ‘cd $HOME’ if you are still logged in as root and download the patch:
Now you just need to install the patch.:
#dpkg --install tzdata_2007b-1_all.deb
Finally, if you run the check again:
You should get the following output:
Sun Mar 11 07:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 01:59:59 2007 CST isdst=0 gmtoff=-21600
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 08:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 03:00:00 2007 CDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-18000
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 06:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:59:59 2007 CDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-18000
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 07:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:00:00 2007 CST isdst=0 gmtoff=-21600
If only it was as easy to do with all my other equipment. Specially thanks to everyone at the KnoppMyth Forums for posting the information on this.
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