A few weeks ago, we wrote a quick post on [GAS] 1.0 on how to prepare your Windows environment for the new DST, but shame on us, we forgot to mention anything about what was needed to be done on Linux systems in the process. Fortunately, Linux-Watch thought about all you Linux lovers out there and published a simple how-to article that gives simple instructions on what to do to patch your Linux boxes for the incoming DST change.
If you’ve been keeping your system updated, most modern Linuxes will have automatically updated your computer with the correct DST information. If you haven’t updated your computer for a while with the latest patches, do it now.
Some (but not all) Linux and Unix distributions give instructions on how to use their update tools to set your system up with the new DST. The ones we’re aware of at this time are AIX, Debian Testing, Debian Unstable, FreeBSD, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise, Red Hat Linux, and Solaris.