Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Mar 12 08:51:57 MDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 08:46 -0600, Barry Roberts wrote:
> I have a bunch of CentOS/RedHat 3 servers that I updated tzdata*.rpm
> several weeks ago.  They haven't been re-booted, some for over a year.
> The important services did get restarted (Tomcat, apache, Samba, etc.)
> and the important logs and customer-facing apps have the correct time.
> But from the command line "date" shows MST, not MDT.
> I could re-boot, but that's so Windows.  Anybody have an idea what
> processes need to be re-started to get all the old tzdata out of cache
> and the correct time showing from the command line?


By default, CentOS and RHEL don't symlink the /etc/localtime but rather
copy the timezone file to /etc/localtime.  You can either run timeconfig
and reset the time zone, or symlink it as they suggest in the link


> Thanks,
> Barry Roberts
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