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whatever I try, my system (Ubuntu) stays at BRT time instead of CET. I have tried:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

and set the timezone to "Europe/Berlin".

date still shows BRT instead of CET or GMT+1. Setting the time with date to the correct local time just changes the clock to be another time in "BRT" zone. What's wrong?

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Configuring tzdata specifies the system timezone. Each user may have a different personal setting and this may be the reason why you do not see a change. You can change the user's timezone setting using his/her .bashrc file.

If you still do not get the desired result, take a look at the troubleshooting section in the Ubuntu wiki.

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Thanks, the environmentvaribale did it. I wonder why this happened though. – timewarped Jul 3 '11 at 16:26
Glad it worked! – Axel Knauf Jul 5 '11 at 8:21

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