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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Timezone problem Reply with quote

Hello,

After a couple of years I've decided to start using Gentoo again, this time on a server (hardened with SELinux, Pax, etc)

Following the installation guide's localization howto I've configured this:

- /etc/localtime to be a symlink of /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Amsterdam
- /etc/conf.d/hwclock:
clock="local"
- /etc/timezone contents:
Europe/Amsterdam

EDIT: I interpret this as: I'm in Europe/Amsterdam, my timezone is +2 GMT and you should use the local (bios/system) time and not calculate things yourself.

when I use "date" (after env-update && source /etc/profile) it displays the time in CEST instead of GMT and two hours into the future.
date --utc does give me the right time but in UTC not GMT (which are not the same for those who think that they are).


Did I miss a configuration file?
Is this an error in the Europe/Amsterdam file in /user/share/zoneinfo??

EDIT: I've searched on google and found some articles including on this forum but they don't seem to help. I'm unable to figure out how to set the time +2 GMT (which is Amsterdam) and get it to display GMT instead of CEST. When I remove the symlink however, the date command does show in UTC time, still not in GMT.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the LANG variable I'm trying to set, but seems I'm failing, since the 'locale' command gives me an empty LANG variable (although /etc/conf.d/02locale is set to: ' LANG="en_GB.UTF8" '... ??

I can 'export LANG="en_GB.UTF8" ' but then when I restart the machine the LANG variable is empty again :/ ...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-TZ,

Set your BIOS time to UTC and use clock="utc"

The only use for clock ="local" is when you dual boot with Windows.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know (I remembered that after posting, and it's about how to interpret the hardware clock, not OS dependant),
but, doesn't fix my problem. Still displaying CEST instead of GMT+2...
I've noticed that the GMT+* in /usr/share/zoneinfo/ are non-existent.
So I probably should give up and accept my time is displayed in CEST. :/

Which is kind of annoying...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-TZ,

Code:
/usr/share/zoneinfo $ ls -r ./* | grep GMT
shows all the GMT timezones are still there.

They are in Etc
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