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Whenever I run the date command, I get something like this: Code: tux alex # date Sun Aug 28 21:55:17 Local time zone must be set--see zic manual page 2005 ...
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    Need to Set a Timezone? [SOLVED]


    Whenever I run the date command, I get something like this:

    Code:
    tux alex # date
    Sun Aug 28 21:55:17 Local time zone must be set--see zic manual page 2005
    Now, I've checked the zic man page, and I have no idea what it's talking about.

    Does anyone know how to do whatever it's asking me to do?

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    you set the time zone with
    Code:
    ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/**** /etc/localtime
    atleast that works in debian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vergil83
    you set the time zone with
    Code:
    ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/**** /etc/localtime
    atleast that works in debian
    that would be it!
    here in the section from the gentoo handbook
    Code:
    Code Listing 1: Setting the timezone information
    
    # ls /usr/share/zoneinfo
    (Suppose you want to use GMT)
    # ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT /etc/localtime
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ap=7#doc_chap1
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    And I'm just freaking blind...

    Thanks.

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