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Barade
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: timezone Reply with quote

I don't get it how to configure the timezone with systemd in a correct way:
Code:

# timedatectl
      Local time: Tue 2014-08-19 15:26:40 CEST
  Universal time: Tue 2014-08-19 13:26:40 UTC
        RTC time: Tue 2014-08-19 13:26:40
       Time zone: Europe/Berlin (CEST, +0200)
     NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: no
 RTC in local TZ: yes
      DST active: yes
 Last DST change: DST began at
                  Sun 2014-03-30 01:59:59 CET
                  Sun 2014-03-30 03:00:00 CEST
 Next DST change: DST ends (the clock jumps one hour backwards) at
                  Sun 2014-10-26 02:59:59 CEST
                  Sun 2014-10-26 02:00:00 CET

Warning: The RTC is configured to maintain time in the local time zone. This
         mode is not fully supported and will create various problems with time
         zone changes and daylight saving time adjustments. If at all possible, use
         RTC in UTC by calling 'timedatectl set-local-rtc 0'.

As the wiki page says I should use the UTC time which I did (RTC to UTC) but which I dropped since someone wrote I should not do that if I have Windows installed as well.
Although I've enabled NTP it does not seem to synchronize. Why is the local time two hours later and how can I set the localtime to UTC?!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if I understand the question...

You can get a list of timezones by running

timedatectl list-timezones

Then you can use

timedatectl set-timezone UTC

(despite it not being listed) and then local time would be UTC... Why I'm confused is I don't know why anyone would want their local time to be UTC, unless you want to make your computer completely unaware of locale?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a query regarding the zoneinfo dir.... in the last timezone change I got the regular "you have an incorrect listing in your timezone file" :evil:
there was extra info in the installation messages to the effect that you use zoneinfo-leap,on the followup of the url I looked closely at the directory and there is not a leap dir listed within but there is a file zone.tab which looks as if it includes the leap seconds info.
QUESTION do we use the zoneinfo-leap/xxxx or just zoneinfo/XXXX ?????????????
all replies gratefully accepted :oops:
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: timezone Reply with quote

Barade wrote:
I don't get it how to configure the timezone with systemd in a correct way:
...
As the wiki page says I should use the UTC time which I did (RTC to UTC) but which I dropped since someone wrote I should not do that if I have Windows installed as well.
...

Modern versions of Windows do support UTC, so if you are using one (later than Windows XP, as far as I remember), configure it to use UTC, and do the same for your linux.
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