[Ubuntu-BD] Daylight Savings - Time Zone patch in Ubuntu?

Ammar Karim ammar.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 12:48:30 BST 2009

Okay never mind... a bit of googling shows me this (from
http://www.mango.com.bd/bd-dst.php ) :-

*3.1.2 Ubuntu*

   - Update tzdata by using apt-get command

   # apt-get update
   # apt-get install tzdata

    At the time of writing this article (18-Jun-2009), Ubuntu has not yet
   published the required patch in the official update channel. But still
   proposed update can be installed from the related proposed update repository
   (e.g. hardy-proposed, intrepid-proposed, jaunty-proposed) of Ubuntu. Check
   out your distribution name like below:

   $ grep DISTRIB_CODENAME /etc/lsb-release

   And see Testing/Enable
documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Now then install
   proposed tzdata package like this:

   sudo apt-get -t hardy-proposed update
   sudo apt-get -t hardy-proposed install tzdata

   *3.1.3 Check Timezone*

   # zdump -v /etc/localtime

   You should see something like this (minimum):

   Fri Jun 19 16:59:59 2009 UTC = Fri Jun 19 22:59:59 2009 BDT
isdst=0 gmtoff=21600
   Fri Jun 19 17:00:00 2009 UTC = Sat Jun 20 00:00:00 2009 BDST
isdst=1 gmtoff=25200

   Related information: Timezone change for

On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Ammar Karim <ammar.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> MS has released a not-so perfect but workable patch and Time Zone editor
> for its versions of Windows, however what about linux? Rather than having to
> change the time zone by +1:00 manually and adopting Thailand Time Zone, is
> there any script that would enable "Adjust for Daylight Savings" in Gnome?
> Thanks,
> Ammar

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