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Re: [ISSUE] svn: Bogus date

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2007-05-02 21:49:17 CEST

Jared Hardy wrote:
> I'm pretty sure they all have the DST fix, though
> that doesn't matter if the clients are synced to the server, because
> if they're wrong, they're all wrong in the same way, right?

No. NTP uses UTC; the workstation/server then applies the appropriate
timezone to get to the local time. If the workstations are set wrong,
the UTC -> localtime calculation on the server won't be the same as the
same calculation on the workstation.

> Also, the
> new and old servers have been set to the exact same time. Besides,
> doesn't svn use GMT?

Internally, yes. But, the issue is that the Subversion client is trying
to change the date on a file and is finding that the date in the entries
file is inconsistent with the date on disk. I'm having trouble tracking
backwards from where that error is thrown to where the comparison is
done (someone with more experience in lib_wc can pipe up any time now).

> Last Changed Date: 2007-05-02 10:48:05 -0700 (Wed, 02 May 2007)
> One strange thing is the "-0700" -- we are PDT, so shouldn't it be
> "-0800"? Otherwise, the time looks correct.

That would suggest to me that someone messed with the timezone on the PC
(possibly because the DST patch wasn't applied). I'd download this:


and test if the DST patch was applied or not (it won't apply it twice).


John Peacock
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