Sysklogd and timezone problems.

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at itreff.de
Wed Jul 19 00:02:01 PDT 2000


+-Gerard Beekmans-(gerard at linuxfromscratch.org)-[18.07.00 22:06]:
> > 2) Timezone.
> > I created the link "localtime" to the correct timezone "Europe/Brussels".
> > The system thinks that
> > the system time is the GMT time but it is not. Does someone knows how I set
> > the localtime correct, without changing the hardware clock.
> 
> LFS-2.3.6 fixes this by letting you create a setclock script which is
> mainly used on systems that have the hardware clock set to localtime.

[...]

> If your hardware clock (also known as BIOS or CMOS clock) is not set to
> GMT time, than set the UTC variable in the /etc/sysconfig/clock file to
> the value <emphasis>0</emphasis> (zero).

Perhaps add a note that _real_ Linux-machines have their BIOS-Time in
GMT ;-).

    Balu
PS: SuSE describes this in a help-page and it made me switch to GMT.

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