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

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Thu Feb 2 22:55:18 UTC 2006


Thanks for you answer.

On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 01:21:10PM -0800, Paul Eggert wrote:

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

> Thanks for reporting this.  This bug was fixed in the tzdata2005o
> release (2005-11-28) and was propagated into libc last month.

I realised that when I started reporting the bug to glibc directly,
and I saw it fixed in their CVS with a commit message referring to
tzdata2005r. Some googling then brought me to
http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm and the ML archive.

> The Debian folks need not wait for libc patches; they can simply
> grab the latest time zone data from
> ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata* themselves.  This would be a
> nice thing to do, so that people could simply use 'aptitude' to keep
> their time zone tables up-to-date.

The Debian glibc maintainers seem to do that from time to time:

Mon, 14 Feb 2005 09:26:26 +0900
    - debian/patches/90_glibc232-timezones.dpatch: Update to tzdata2005h.

Tue,  5 Oct 2004 09:32:01 +0900
    - debian/patches/90_glibc232-timezones.dpatch: Update to tzdata2004e.

Mon, 31 May 2004 23:43:29 +0900
    - debian/patches/90_glibc232-timezones.dpatch: Updated to tzcode2004b
      and tzdata2004b.

Tue, 15 Jul 2003 14:35:58 -0400
      * Timezone data is updated to tzdata2003a.

Fri,  1 Feb 2002 11:52:54 -0500
    - tzdata2002b updates

Tue,  7 Mar 2000 10:31:42 -0800
    - tzdata2000c: Includes AR timezone correction

I'm thinking about a solution to have this happen more rapidly and
decoupled from glibc updates, and to issue updated to the stable
release, too. I've started a discussion. We'll see how this turns

Do you have an "announce" mailing list where new releases are
announced, but not all the discussion?


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