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DST change over not correct....
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:06:22 am »
In the eastern states of Australia, we have just entered DST - but this is several weeks earlier than usual as they changed the rule (again!) this year. LMCE hasn't updated so is now out by an hour, and I assume this is because the auto update system is disabled.

So I tried sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install tzdata but it says it is the most recent version. When I zdump -v Australia/Sydney | grep 2008 I can see it still thinks the change over is at the end of October.

Any ideas on what I need to do?

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Re: DST change over not correct....
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 12:32:57 am »
Download the package from here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy-updates/tzdata, and install it manually with "dpkg -i tzdata_2008e-0ubuntu0.7.10_all.deb"
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Re: DST change over not correct....
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2008, 12:54:37 am »
woo hoo! Thanks Zearc, worked perfectly! Stupid question, but why did updating apt-get and then trying to reinstall tzdata not pick up the new version and install it?

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Re: DST change over not correct....
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 02:39:20 am »
Because apt is pinned down to prevent it from breaking your system with upgrades.
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