Automatic Daylight Savings Time?

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184294 von haubel
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Hello! Twice a year I have to manually set the time because apparently LimeSurvey doesn't adjust to Daylight savings?

The only place I can see where to set the time is in Configuration/Global Settings/General/Time difference (In Hours). Is that the only way? Is there a way to automatically adjust the time?

Thanks!

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184298 von holch
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Limesurvey is stupid, it doesn't know anything about time. It takes the time from the system. So if your server does not adapt automatically to the daylight savings time automatically, then Limesurvey won't either.

The place you are looking at is also the only one that I know of.

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184300 von haubel
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Thanks for the reply. Our server updates its time automatically but I still have to correct the time manually whenever we go from CST to CDT to CST . . . I was thinking maybe the setting for daylight savings is somewhere in the config-defaults.php file or one of those . . .

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184302 von holch
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Our server updates its time automatically


This sounds weird. But maybe the time is also only relative, so your server shows you the daylight savings time, but the system time has not changed at all (most probable explanation).

But I am not an expert on this.

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184305 von jelo
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The timezone for LimeSurvey is defined via PHP with a database with contains DST too.
So check e.g. PHP.ini for the timezone.
www.php.net/manual/timezones.php

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users

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1 Woche 2 Tage her #184306 von DenisChenu
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holch schrieb:

Our server updates its time automatically


This sounds weird.

It's the task of doc.ntp.org/4.1.0/ntpd.htm on linux.

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1 Woche 1 Tag her #184357 von holch
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It's the task of doc.ntp.org/4.1.0/ntpd.htm on linux.


But isn't that not only the time shown? The actual system time, does it actually change?

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1 Woche 1 Tag her #184358 von jelo
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holch schrieb: The actual system time, does it actually change?

That is syncing the local clock with a timeserver. That is to keep the hardware clocks exact in sync. Which isn't helping for timezones (where daylightsaving time is not used everywhere and changed at the same day).

When it comes to webhosting you might have more than one website on a server which can differ in timezones. So you like to set the php timezone per php application. If you cannot set the correct timezone via php you can correct the time via the time offset field inside LimeSurvey. If you can set the timezone via php you will see the correct time inside LimeSurvey.

The meaning of the word "stable" for users
www.limesurvey.org/forum/development/117...ord-stable-for-users
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6 Tage 15 Stunden her #184533 von haubel
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Thank you very much! That set the time to the correct time zone. I had it setup to
Time difference (in hours): -5/-6 depending on the time of the year. I just modified the php.ini and that's gone. I hope when they change the time back in October it takes the correct.

Thank you very much!!!

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