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Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Oceanwatcher on Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:31 pm

I tried figuring out where to post this and took a chance on this forum.

Seems like the DST setting for Brazil is wrong. My clock is on DST already, but the change is not until next week-end. I am not sure if there really is a system to how Brazil do this. I noticed that Windows clock is also off. I am not sure if Brazil have an exact system for this change, maybe you just have to enter the dates in a table for the next few years and keep updating this setting as things change...

EDIT - After checking with my Brazilian wife and doing a little more research, this came from WikiPedia:

Brazil adopted DST (called horário de verão – "summer time" – in Portuguese) for the first time in 1931, and has used it continuously since 1985 in the southern states (south, southeast regions and the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul), and in Bahia until 2004. Formerly, starting and ending dates were variable, but in 2008, a decree established a permanent rule: DST starts at 00:00h on the third Sunday in October and ends at 00:00h on the third Sunday in February -- except if it falls during Carnival; in this case, DST ending is postponed one week. The next year in which DST ending will be postponed is 2012. In 2008, DST starts on October 19, 2008 and ends on February 15, 2009 in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Distrito Federal.

So Brazil USED to have a variable DST setting. But now they switched to a predictable system. Well, I guess that is a good time :-) This should probably get into some kind of fix or update for Mint.
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Husse on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:08 am

There was an update to this about a week ago in mintUpdate
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Oceanwatcher on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:34 am

So...

Mint update is supposed to alert when there is a new update, right? My padlock is still showing locked. Do I have to check it manually each day?
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Oceanwatcher on Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:48 am

This is weird.

I clicked on the padlock, entered my password and it searched for a long time. Then came up with nothing. Totally blank list.

So, just out of curiosity, I went to the preferences and turned on visibility for level 4 and 5 upgrades. It did a new search, and now it suddenly shows a lot of upgrades including level 2 and 3! Why did they not show in the first place? And why did I not get any alerts regarding these? I really like to keep my system up to date!
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:33 am

Which version of mintUpdate?
It does not show directly so you have to use a little trick
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apt show mintupdate | grep Version

Some version of mintUpdate has a problem with finding the updates
I recommend ver 3.2 and to get that you have to enable the Romeo repositories or download and install
http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/rome ... .2_all.deb
(As with all debs - just double click)
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Oceanwatcher on Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:28 am

I must admit I did not get any wiser from the output...

"Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages."

But yesterday I installed all updates from level 3 and up. And today the padlock is opan and showing 6 new updates. So maybe yesterday kicked it back in action? The ones showing today are some cups updates on level 3.

BTW - The clock is fine now :-)
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:59 pm

I must admit I did not get any wiser from the output...
"Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages."
Not from this
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apt show mintupdate | grep Version

You get version in red and the number
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Re: Automatic updated clock is wrong

Postby Oceanwatcher on Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:04 pm

This time it worked. No idea why it did not work last time.

Version: 2.7

Clearly behind the version you mentioned.

Will try to update.
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