Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix
Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix
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Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix1.0

06 March 2007

For OSX 10.0-10.3.9.

Overview

Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix updates your Mac running Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3 so that it will properly recognize the daylight savings time switch, as it has changed March 2007. Information about the new daylight savings time change is available at the UNH CIS DST repository.

Installation instructions:

  1. Download "DST_Update.mpkg.zip" and the Installer will automatically start the update process.
  2. Select your Startup Disk - usually "Mac HD".
  3. Click on the Install button on the lower right side of the window.
  4. You will need to type in your password to authenticate the installation. If the authentication fails, please try again and/or contact the person(s) responsible for your Mac.
  5. The Installer will notify you that you will need to RESTART after it is finished.
  6. When the Installer is finished, you should click the RESTART button.
  7. Your DST Software Fix is complete!

What's new in Mac OS X Daylight Saving Time Software Fix

Version 1.0:
  • This is the first and likely final version of this software as it fixes the Daylight Savings Time issues in all versions of Mac OS X 10.3.9 and lower versions which were previously unfixable.
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Jennska
Jennska
Oct 26 2008
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I don't know how I didn't find this when I was looking before. We have a 10.2.8 server running email and having the savings time be incorrect on the server causes all sorts of weird issues, even if the display time is correct. Thank you for writing this, it took care of the core problem and will may my job much easier.
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
Mar 7 2007
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As this patch is needed only for Mac OS X 10.0-10.2.8, I would seriously suggest anyone still using these OS releases to upgrade to at least Mac OS X 10.3.9. Yes there are machines that shouldn't or can't run Tiger, but any machine running 10.0-10.2.8 will run better and more securely with 10.3.9. Plus, if you look around on Google for a few minutes you can find copies of Panther for as little as $29.
Demolition
Demolition
Mar 6 2007
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I installed UNH's DST fix on one of our older G4 towers still running 10.2.8. It was a very easy process. Checking the localtime info via Terminal (as described on UNH's DST tech info page) shows that the new DST settings are in place. Overall, this was a worthwhile undertaking.
Straycat98
Straycat98
Mar 6 2007
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why is this not included as a software update from apple, i would not install this third party software
Fultonkbd
Fultonkbd
Mar 6 2007
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Didn't Apple already release a patch for 10.3.9? I vaguely remember installing something about DST just a week or so ago.
Islandmacman
Islandmacman
Mar 6 2007
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Just my opinion, obviously, but isn't it less work to just manually change the time by one hour rather than download, install and update a peice of system software?
Nstanosheck
Nstanosheck
Mar 6 2007
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I installed this on an old clamshell iBook running Mac OS 10.2.8 and can verify that it installed and worked on it. It is too bad Apple, Inc. did not make a fix except for people using 10.4.6+ since they made many Macs made in the last 10 years that cannot run 10.4.x. Thank you UNH CIS!
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  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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