I just finished updating all of the office computers to be ready for the new Daylight Savings changes our government has deemed necessary. I tried looking around for what might need to be done with my FC5 install at home but didn't come up with much.
Anybody got any info on this? Particularly for a FC5 install?
[code:1:c79645fde6]sudo zdump -v /etc/localtime |grep 2007
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 06:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 01:59:59 2007 EST isdst=0
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 11 07:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Mar 11 03:00:00 2007 EDT isdst=1
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 05:59:59 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:59:59 2007 EDT isdst=1
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 4 06:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Nov 4 01:00:00 2007 EST isdst=0[/code:1:c79645fde6]
Make sure the output roughly matches (i.e. make sure that it is setup to change on Mar 11 not on April 1 or else the joke will be on you*). Likely, your system is fine. If not, you can use either yum or the graphical frontend to update the tzdata package
[code:1:c79645fde6]yum update tzdata[/code:1:c79645fde6]
*I apologize for the horrible pun and furthermore by drawing attention to it.
Yep, it's only really an issue for those who have installed more than two(ish) years ago and have neglected updating completely (Edit: or if you willingly avoided updating due to the possibility of breaking some fragile blob of proprietary code needed to get reasonable 3d on your machine :wink: ).
Also, don't forget to make sure your Java VM is up-to-date, apparently older versions of the VM don't know about the DST change. This is less serious since it will only affect some Java apps and web applets.
To be honest, I haven't updated in a long time. I think I'm running 2174 kernel (don't quote me on that) which is very old.
Reason. It simply has been working just fine for me and I didn't want to go through the hassle of redoing the ATI drivers since I've got them working correctly. Laugh all you want at ATI, but the X1800XT I picked up for $200 destroyed any nV card in it's price range at the time and I do my gaming in XP. Linux takes care of business.
I'm not too worried about. I doubt the world will end but once I get my XP backup issue resolved I plan on doing a fresh install of FC6.
Agreed, I managed to bugger up my RAID 0 main disk array by updating my motherboard's BIOS. Fortunately for me, I was expecting the worst-case situation and did a mirror of that array before doing that.
Long story short, if you are going to try to fix something that isn't broken, make sure you can unbreak it when you inevitably break it.