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February 23, 2006

Daylight Saving Changes (AU/Mac)

There was an earlier tip about the Daylight Saving Changes for Solaris - what about Macs?

Fortunately, the solution is clearly described at MacOS X Hints:

Because of the Commonwealth Games (like the Olympics, but only for Commonwealth countries) being held in Melbourne in March of this year, all of the states in Australia that have Daylight Savings (or Summer Time as we call it down under) have changed their rules for this year only -- the switch back to normal time has been moved back one week from normal.
I have submitted a bug report to Apple (#4410596), but thought I would pass on my own fix to anyone to use, as this change will affect any iCal appointments you might schedule in advance of that week. Also of course during that week your system clock will be an hour out! The files that need to be updated are in the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory, and are in a common format that almost all unix boxes use these days.
The central source of this information is this website. From there, you can download the latest version of the data files (145KB download).

Check the article for the rest of the details...

Posted by Ozguru at February 23, 2006 06:00 AM