HOW I UPDATED MY MAGNIA FOR THE NEW DST CHANGE

HOW I UPDATED MY MAGNIA FOR THE NEW DST CHANGE

(updated for 2008)

First I logged into the Magnia via VNC - you can also useTELNETor WEBMIN
(Others - Command Shell and just paste the blue commands you see below)

Next I verified I had the wrong DST changes by typing at the bash prompt:

# zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2008

Mine showed April 6th as the date of change... and not March 9.

So I went tohttp://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htmand found the ftp link to download tzdata2008a.tar.gz
(this is the most current DATA file for the TZ app)

I used QuickZip to extract the northamerica file into the/home/publicdirectory
(that's 192.168.1.1/public across your network)
and executed:

# zic -d /home/public/Timezone /home/public/northamerica

to compile the timezone data files into a subdirectory called Timezone.
I then copied the EST5EDT file to the /usr/share/zoneinfo/ directory:
(you may want a different zone file, copy them all if you feel the need!)

# cp /home/public/Timezone/EST5EDT /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST5EDT

Then I did a quick test to make sure the new configuration was good:

# zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2008

the output now showed Sun Mar 9.

Congratulations all around!
(the /home/public/northamerica and related files can now be deleted, you will need to use WEBMIN's file manager to delete the Timezone directory and subdirectories - there are hidden files you can't see from windows)

Finally I went into WEBMINand verified the time settings - the system and hardware values were out of sync and needed updating.

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