timezone setting

David Curtis dcurtis at uniserve.com
Tue Mar 24 12:11:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 04:29:14 +0000
Nik N <niknot at gmail.com> wrote:

> I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 server. Installer insisted I specify a
> geographic location; and gave me no possibility to chose UTC (formerly
> "Greenwich mean time") as the time zone.
> We require that the server runs on UTC time. Where/what must be
> changed to accomplish this?

Unless the server install does not use tzdata you *can* select UTC. Execute 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' and scroll down to select 'none of the above' and you will be able to choose GMT,GMT + or - what ever hours you wish or UCT,UTC,Universal and Zulu. You probably need to peruse wikipedia for technical differences between them all.

David Curtis <dcurtis at uniserve.com>

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