Two Other DST Fixes
Two quick updates to last week's Help File item about getting computers to recognize the new Daylight Saving Time period effective this year:
* One reader was having issues with her copy of Outlook after applying Microsoft's Windows patches. The answer was to download a separate, Outlook-only update. (Remind me: Why does this program need its own separate clock in the first place?)
* Another reader wanted to suggest another way to get older versions of Mac OS X updated for the new DST rules (Apple is only providing updates for OS X 10.3 and 10.4). He wrote:
/etc/localtime is a link to a file in /usr/share/zoneinfo. All that would need to be done is for the user to go to http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm and download the latest zonedata (which will contain the fixes), and replace the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory on their computer.
I haven't tested that remedy--in fact, I'm not clear on what file you're supposed to download from that site--and I strongly suspect that most Mac users won't want to monkey around with the command line as this user describes. But if you're willing to plug ahead with this remedy... I wish you the best of luck!
Posted by: Frank S. | March 1, 2007 6:15 PM | Report abuse
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