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Postby Lightning » Mon May 22, 2006 9:52 pm

This package uses the full timezone files that come on other Linux Distibutions to automatically adjust the time for daylight savings time and allows the BIOS to stay set at GMT time so that specific web page scripting like forums and other items can adjust the time internally and correctly. The previous problem of using a timezone file and manually installing it has been resolved for having the kernel messages show the wrong time by replacing the klogd daemon with a full version that has the timezone usage included. This package is almost fully automated in the install and the only things required are a hard drive install and the knowledge of where you live.
I have only tested the package on 035, but it should run fine on all versions of the 03x series. You can install the package with
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pkg  -i  http://lewys-spot.dyndns.org/packages/0.3.x/zoneinfo-1.2-lightning
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Postby dingetje » Tue May 23, 2006 4:04 am

and the knowledge of where you live.


Ouch, pretty steep requirements for this package! :lol:
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Postby lince » Tue May 23, 2006 11:00 am

Ok!. Going to test right now!.
Lightning, thanks again for your efforts!.
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Postby Lightning » Wed May 24, 2006 4:48 am

I found a small bug in the package that prevents the time clients from updating correctly due to a variable name problem, the spelling of TIMZONE. The package is now updated to version 1.1 and the above link is changed to reflect this. This package can just overwrite the previous package without problems but it is always cleaner to remove old versions from the package data base or if you don't use the time server at all then just run the setup and save it to repair the variable name problem in the system.cfg
Also it should be noted that once this package is installed you MUST leave the built in setup manual time offset set to "0000". The package automatically does this when it is installed.
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Postby Lightning » Fri May 26, 2006 11:56 am

A small tragic code error in the rc_zoneinfo script in version 1.1 of this package will cause the loss of the primary configuration. This problem is fixed and tested to no longer cause any type of system prolems. The above link now points to version 1.2
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