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glmason

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How To Make A City Time File?
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:00:12 am »
Opie comes with very few time zones specified, I realized that in /usr/share/zoneinfo/America That there is a city for each time zone except Central time, New_York = EST/EDT Denver = MST/MDT and Los_Angeles = PST/PDT but I wanted to make a city info for Chicago CST/CDT but I found the file are in binary, how and what are they compiles in and how can I make one for Chicago? Or where can I otherwise tell the Zaurus that Chicago time is GMT -6/-5?

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005, 01:57:39 am »
Same request for Paris, France.

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2005, 02:43:13 am »
look at timezones-* packages - they provide all you need.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 07:20:11 am »
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look at timezones-* packages - they provide all you need.
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Ok that solves the immediate problem, now I got a Chicago time zone... but it doesn't answer the question,
what are these binary files? why binary? and how can I make a city file?

If I wanted enigmas I'd stick with Microsoft and Windows  

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2005, 08:03:34 am »
I think they are just standard Linux timezone files - do a google for 'Linux time zone format', etc., look at things like 'zic'.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 08:39:56 am »
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look at things like 'zic'.

zic does not seem to be on the Zaurus, I presume it is to big, and the Zaurus can't hole all Linux utilities...

So one would find and desktop type Linux machine, create a city zone file with zic and move the file to the Zaurus? Is that the way to do it?

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005, 12:42:13 pm »
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So one would find and desktop type Linux machine, create a city zone file with zic and move the file to the Zaurus? Is that the way to do it?
That should work - there's no difference between the zone files on my OZ and Fedora machines.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005, 01:03:37 pm »
Thanks, I'll give that a try. a/glm