guy at netapp.com
Thu Jan 18 05:56:10 UTC 1996
> Reported by Herbert Xu <herbert at greathan.apana.org.au>
> PRC abandoned daylight saving in 1992 or 1993 but currently the files do
> not reflect this change.
The latest version of the time zone data files appear to reflect this:
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Shang 1928 only - Jan 1 0:00 0 S
Rule Shang 1940 only - Jun 3 0:00 1:00 D
Rule Shang 1940 1941 - Oct 1 0:00 0 S
Rule Shang 1941 only - Mar 16 0:00 1:00 D
Rule PRC 1949 only - Jan 1 0:00 0 S
Rule PRC 1986 only - May 4 0:00 1:00 D
Rule PRC 1986 1991 - Sep Sun>=11 0:00 0 S
Rule PRC 1987 1991 - Apr Sun>=10 0:00 1:00 D
although earlier versions didn't, I think (the files in SunOS 5.4
doesn't, for example, and they're probably based on an earlier version).
The Debian project should make sure somebody's subscribed to the time
zone mailing list, should pick up newer versions of the code and data as
they're announced, and should probably pick up the latest versions now
and see whether they fix any of the *other* problems you reported; get
them by anonymous FTP from the "elsie.nci.nih.gov" site, in the "pub"
directory - get the files "tzcode96c.tar.gz" and "tzdata96a.tar.gz"
(unless newer ones come out by the time you get there).
(And yes, before you ask, we *are* picking up the latest versions of the
code and data for the next major release of software for our filer
boxes, so that they won't be as out-of-date as they currently are.)
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