MavEtJu's Distorted View of the World
Posted on 2009-10-22 09:00:00
Tags: FreeBSD, zoneinfo
In the last couple of days I have scratched a couple of the itches
I had with regarding to the timezone database on the FreeBSD Operating
System, all related to the (in)ability to update /etc/localtime
automatically or quickly:
- After running tzsetup(8), it will keep the name of the
select zoneinfo file in /var/db/zoneinfo.
- You can automatically reinstall the last selected zoneinfo name
(after an upgrade with cvsup or the misc/zoneinfo port)
via the command tzsetup -r.
- Support for installation of installation with the DESTDIR
variable set via the -C option.
- If you want to change your timezone and you know the zoneinfo
name you want to change it to, you can do it quickly via the
command tzsetup Australia/Sydney.
This feature is currently only available in FreeBSD -CURRENT, after
the release of 8.0 I will merge it back into FreeBSD 8.0 and 7.0.
The port misc/zoneinfo and the installation script of
src/share/zoneinfo do support these new features.
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