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sr #109315: gpsd incorrectly modifies DST offset

Submitter:  Jim <xsnrg>
Submitted:  Wed 17 May 2017 02:35:35 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  4 - Important Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Wed 17 May 2017 03:17:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 

... and it was improperly filed against gpsd and should be removed anyway.

Jim <xsnrg>
Wed 17 May 2017 03:06:43 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This is a new interface for me. I see now that there is a bug list section as well that might be a more proper place for this report.  Is there a way to move this item to the bug list?

Jim <xsnrg>
Wed 17 May 2017 02:35:35 PM UTC, original submission:  

Greetings,  I am using gpsd with indilib.  The INDI drivers for the gps functions pull the timezone offset from gpsd, and it is 1 hour off of where it should be.  In my case, it returns a -6 when in CDT, it should return a -5.  Another user on the indi forum reported this issue as well, and it turns out there is a math function that may not be necessary.

Here is the link to the thread:

In particular, the response from jpaana that calls out this section of code as not necessary:

    // adjust offset for DST
    if (local->tm_isdst)
        offset -= 1;

Jim <xsnrg>


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