time & egypt

Angie T. Muhammad angie.tawfik at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 16:08:18 UTC 2011


Yep, but what about when an internet connection is not available ? OS
timing should precise indeed.

On 4/24/11, أحمد فيصل <ahmedfaissl at gmail.com> wrote:
> *I always use NTP in every installation, no matter what distro I use, no
> changes to be made but also no need for any and it updates automatically as
> I said before..*
>
> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM, Angie T. Muhammad
> <angie.tawfik at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Correction /* Qutoing TZdata maintainer David Olson */ :
>>
>> Given the short notice on the Egyptian changes...if no problems are found,
>>>
>>> the ftp site will be updated on 2011-04-25.
>>>
>>>
>> So we should make sure Ubuntu maintainers create their tzdata package
>> after
>> this date to reflect the update on the Egyptian time.
>> Sorry for mentioning April 20th at first. I didn't check all the messages
>> then.
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 7:01 PM, Angie T. Muhammad <angie.tawfik at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> I did a short research. The original TZ data mailing list is aware of
>>> cancelling daylight saving in Egypt.
>>>
>>> Check out:
>>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.time.tz/3750
>>> http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.time.tz
>>>
>>> The mailing list can be contacted on:
>>> tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
>>>
>>> However, I guess Ubuntu maintainers should be informed of the update
>>> unless they [ would package | have packaged ] tzdata after April 20th
>>> when
>>> tzdata mailing list was originally informed. However, informing Ubuntu
>>> maintainers of something they might already know is much better than
>>> having
>>> Ubuntu not properly showing time for Egypt.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Amahdy <mrjava.javaman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> For Ubuntu users, there are two types of possible timing system:
>>>>
>>>> 1] tzdata which reads the information from
>>>> /usr/share/zoneinfo/Africa/Cairo, this is updated manually by Ubuntu
>>>> maintainer.
>>>> 2] NTP which reads from an internet server, it has an automated
>>>> algorithm to change in specific dates, regardless any local situations.
>>>>
>>>> Micro$oft uses #2, Ubuntu uses #1 by default (you can change it), #2
>>>> looks more professional but very hard to make change, while in #1 you
>>>> can
>>>> simply fill a request to patch the timezone to be adjusted based on the
>>>> local situation.
>>>>
>>>> You can detect weather your system is using NTP or not by looking
>>>> weather
>>>> the package "ntp" is installed, and the file /etc/ntp.conf exists. You
>>>> may
>>>> run "ntpdate" for server info (if not installed then no server will be
>>>> available)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Ok now my answer to the email :)
>>>> If your Ubuntu is using #1 (the default), and the maintainer was never
>>>> notified about any changes about our local time, then nothing will
>>>> happens w
>>>> Allah a3lm :))
>>>>
>>>> Cheers!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -- Amahdy AbdElAziz
>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/amahdyabdelaziz
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 16:55, <ahmadtarek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I think this issue need study to know what will be affected. Not only
>>>>> computers but also web services - like google - mobile phones, watches
>>>>> and a
>>>>> lot of other things. If any one got a problem I thuink any country with
>>>>> +2
>>>>> timezone and without summer time would work with him.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Ahmad Tarek
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Mohamed Zaian <Extend at tecmina.com>
>>>>> Sender: ubuntu-eg-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>>>>> Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 16:01:39
>>>>> To: Ubuntu Egypt<ubuntu-eg at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>>>> Reply-To: Ubuntu Egypt <ubuntu-eg at lists.ubuntu.com>
>>>>> Subject: Re: time & egypt
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>>>
>>
>>
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