Time not adjusted automatically for DST (transition from EDT to EST)

Bug #672322 reported by Omegamormegil on 2010-11-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Indicator Date and Time
tzdata (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-datetime

Today, time changed from North American Eastern Daylight Time to Eastern Standard Time. I assumed that Ubuntu would change my clock automatically since every other electronic device I own does so.

See attached picture.

Do I need to be synced with time servers for the DST adjustment? I don't think that should be a requirement.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: indicator-datetime 0.0.6-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.35-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Nov 7 16:13:52 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
SourcePackage: indicator-datetime

Omegamormegil (omegamormegil) wrote :
Omegamormegil (omegamormegil) wrote :

I should note that the time was actually off by an hour in the wrong direction. If no time adjustment took place at all, the time should be 6:10 (this time of day yesterday was 6:10pm), but it is showing 4:10.

I'm quite sure that no one manually adjusted the clock, but I find it strange that the time is an hour off in the wrong direction. Could the system have changed the time twice?

dazza5000 (darran-kelinske) wrote :

The clock indicator applet successfully updated this morning at 2 AM for me on Natty 11.04. Someone else might have experienced this problem. Will wait for confirmation.

Ted Gould (ted) wrote :

The indicator just asks the system for the time. It doesn't know anything about daylight savings time or any other timezone related information. That's all in the system.

affects: indicator-datetime (Ubuntu) → tzdata (Ubuntu)
Changed in indicator-datetime:
status: New → Invalid
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