Bug#351049: libc6: America/Havana DST info wrong for 2005/2006

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Thu Feb 2 14:06:44 UTC 2006

Package: libc6
Version: 2.3.5-12.1
Severity: normal

Cuba did not switch back to non-DST time on October 2005, but the
timezone info in libc thinks it did:

Rule    Cuba    2005    max     -       Oct     lastSun 0:00s   0       S

That line should probably be changed to

Rule    Cuba    2006    max     -       Oct     lastSun 0:00s   0       S


 (and a friend that spent vacation in Cuba)

Note that the timezone/northamerica says:

# From Evert van der Veer via Steffen Thorsen (2004-10-28):
# Cuba is not going back to standard time this year.
# From Paul Eggert (2004-10-28):
# http://www.granma.cu/ingles/2004/septiembre/juev30/41medid-i.html
# says that it's due to a problem at the Antonio Guiteras
# thermoelectric plant, and says "This October there will be no return
# to normal hours (after daylight saving time)".
# For now, let's assume that it's a one-year temporary measure.

So it became a two-year temporary measure? We are not sure if it won't
become a 3+ year temporary measure.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-deb1-64bit
Locale: LANG=fr_LU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_LU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

-- no debconf information

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