[LON-CAPA-admin] Re: [LON-CAPA-users] system time

Nathan Schoenack nathan.schoenack at ndsu.nodak.edu
Tue Sep 9 10:36:52 EDT 2003


I'm trying to get our LON-CAPA remote controls to display the correct time.
I copied from /usr/share/zoneinfo to /etc/localtime.  It still is displaying
an hour behind.  I restarted loncontrol and httpd, but didn't reboot the
However, there is a strange thing that happens...when I initially login, it
will display the proper time on the remote control for a second or so, then
it changes to the incorrect time.  Does this indicate anything to anybody?

Nathan Schoenack
NDSU Physics

ps. It's been on my mind for a while...what is the "0-7-5-7-" at the end of
Guy's signature?  I've noticed that the numbers have changed, right?

Hi Nathan,

Please send questions about admin a LON-CAPA server to lon-capa-admin

> 	I have noticed that the time displayed in the remote control is an hour
> behind our actual Central Standard Time.  It is mirroring the system time
> our server.
> 	So, I have a couple questions:
> 	1. How do I change the system time on our server

You can either

1) copy the correct timezone dta file from /usr/share/zoneinfo
   to /etc/localtime

2) Use redhat-config-time

After doing either I would suggest rebooting the machine so that
all of the services notice the changed timezone. But atleast restart
the webserver, and the loncapa services.

> 	2. Assuming that there are no open or due dates within the
> next few hours, what else in LON-CAPA might change if I change the
> system time?

Nothing, Lon-CAPA stores everything internally in UTC, and converts to
the current timezone when asked.

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