SUMMARY: Changing the timezone

From: Jim Wildman (lynxys!
Date: Tue Aug 20 1991 - 12:33:47 CDT

My original question:

> This is very frustrating and very simple.... How do you change the timezone
> on a 4/330 running 4.1.1? The only place I can find it mentioned is under
> SunInstall. Surely I don't have to reinstall the OS just because the time-
> zone is wrong??

        The answer as supplied by many, many people is as follows:
    The timezone is determined by the file
    which is a link to one of the files in that directory
    (/usr/share/lib/zoneinfo) or one of its subdirectories. You can use
    'ls -iR' to see what localtime is currently linked to. Remove (or
    move) the old link and make a new one. Most people suggested rebooting
    to make sure everything gets the new time. One person noted that this
    can make a real mess out of makefiles (depending on which way you
    adjust the clock!!!)
        If you are diligent/smart enough to figure out where to look, this
    information is available on the Sun. It is in
        Several people mentioned zic(8), which is a timezone file compiler
    (in case none of the standard ones work) and tzsetup(8) which installs
    old style time info in the kernal so pre-SunOS 4.0 binaries can get the
    correct time.

            Many thanks to all who took the time to reply.

    In quick summary:

    % su
    # cd /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo
    # ls -iR (if you want to see what 'localtime' is
                                currently linked to)
    # mv localtime localtime- (if you want to save the current timezone)
    # ln NEWTIMEZONE_FILE localtime
    # reboot (to make sure everybody gets the point)

Jim Wildman, Production Manager
Lynxys, Inc UUCP = {backbone}!pur-ee!lynxys!jaw
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