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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: brainbox1100 on Jan 31, '07 11:43:58AM

Hi:

Whatever patch Apple release may have updated your time zone. The localtime is just a link to the appropriate time zone file, so it will be different from system to system depending on where the Mac thinks it is. The article does a listing of the file to show it's a link.

My actual time zone is America/Vancouver (America as in the continent, not the country so that's Vancouver Canada as apposed to Vancouver Washington).

zdump -v America/Vancouver | grep 2007



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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: Kip on Jan 31, '07 01:14:34PM

I'm guessing that since observation of Daylight Saving Time is up to the discretion of each province individually in Canada, that perhaps Apple hadn't researched in time for the 10.4.6 update (released April 3, 2006) whether or not Canadian provinces were going to switch.

I imagine that Apple will update the other timezones with a patch before March.



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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: stevebr on Feb 01, '07 09:21:19AM

You are correct about the provinces getting discretion.

FWIW, on my machine (10.4.8) America/Montreal and America/Toronto both have the new date, while America/Vancouver does not. I know Quebec and Ontario are both going to use the new date, but I don't know about BC.

The zoneinfo may be correct if BC isn't switching to the new dates. If they are, somebody needs to tell Apple in the next couple of weeks.

Aside:
As if the switch wasn't boneheaded enough, the Canadian federal government had to leave it up to the provinces. Decentralization is fine and dandy, but applying it to something that needs national and even international standards to umm... you know... *work properly* is just plain stupid.



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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: morespace54 on Feb 01, '07 11:43:14AM

Well on this Mac (10.3.9) in America/Montreal, the date has not been updated. Did Apple only updated Tiger clients?



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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: stevebr on Feb 01, '07 01:07:52PM

It would seem so. Other posts attached to this hint mention a 3rd-party patch available via AFP548 that should help in your situation.



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Update timezone files for earlier Daylight Savings Time
Authored by: Kip on Feb 15, '07 07:06:32PM
I see that Apple has released a new update to the timezone files. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305056

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