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MySQL sysdate timezone

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:17 pm

I am developing something on my Pi running latest Raspbian using Python and MySQL and I have a problem with local time. I am in the UK so currently on BST.

My system time shows in BST (type 'date' in terminal)
MySQL shows time in GMT (select now() or select sysdate() )

I find this confusing as I have a similar setup on a different machine, not a Pi but still running Debian, and that displays the correct time everywhere.

Any ideas how I can fix this?

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Re: MySQL sysdate timezone

Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Which versions of MySQL? Maybe you started the MySQL server before daylight saving started - it got the then system timezone and did not update it since:
The system time zone. When the server starts, it attempts to determine the time zone of the host machine and uses it to set the system_time_zone system variable. The value does not change thereafter. ... pport.html - Low-level graphics and 'Coding Gold Dust'

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