[PlanetCCRMA] a little help

Steve Harris S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed May 7 00:55:02 2003

On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 04:16:54 -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Something is off somewhere. It probably will not effect the build, but
> you should figure out where the problem is.
> I had a problem like this at one time. I think I had maybe the system
> clock set to UTC or something? Not sure. I tried a couple of things and
> the problem went away. My builds worked just fine even though this was
> happening.

Yeah, your local clock is off. If you dual boot with windows then the
hardware clock should be local time (IIRC).

A common mistake is that people have the UNIX time set to thier local
timezone, not GMT/UTC. Your UNIX clock (cant remeber the right term)
should be GMT/UTC and you should set your timezone ot get local time in

You can check by running date, it should show the right time and your
timezone, eg for me:
$ date ; date -u
Wed May  7 08:53:13 BST 2003
Wed May  7 07:53:13 UTC 2003

date -u shows UTC time.

You distribution should provide tools for setting the timezone and

- Steve