"Permanent" DST

J. Hellenthal jhellenthal at DataIX.net
Fri Mar 18 14:22:41 UTC 2022

On Thu, Mar 17, 2022 at 12:51:56PM -0700, Owen DeLong via NANOG wrote:
> > On Mar 16, 2022, at 12:24 , Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net> wrote:
> > 
> > Once upon a time, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> said:
> >> You’re right… Two changes to a single file in most cases:
> >> 
> >> 1.	Set the correct new timezone (e.g. MST for California).
> > 
> > And now your system displays wrong info 100% of the time, since as I
> > understand it, the zones will be changed (e.g. for me, CST will change
> > from UTC-0600 to UTC-0500).  How will you distinguish between "old" MST
> > and "new" MST when you see it listed?
> As I said, if necessary for your situation, rename the appropriate file and then keep
> the TZ name and simply change the DST on/off flag to off.

that'll be done by most major distribution without thought.

> Owen

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