FW: Help regarding the timezone update data

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Nov 6 13:41:08 UTC 2007

I'm forwarding this message from Salil G K who, since sending it, has been added to the time zone mailing list.


From: Salil G K (sagk) [mailto:sagk at cisco.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:22
To: Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E]
Subject: Help regarding the timezone update data
Importance: High

    I am trying to get information about the timezone updation data for updating the zone information of jre environment. I have seen from http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm the procedure for getting the data from the 'ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/ and how to get the timezone data files. I followed the procedures there, but I guess I am not getting a correct information in my system. I tested by writing a simple java program  which will just print Date from the system. My system in in India time zone (Asia/Calcutta ) but I have TZ variable to America/Caracas ( which I think is for Venezuela ) and print the time with the fix and without the fix.  I have set the system time as Jan 30 2008 ( b'se I guess Venezuela DST will start from Jan 1st ). Both tests I am getting the same time zone info.
    I am not sure if the procedures I am doing is correct to apply the fix. So do you have any document which describes about the implementation of this fix and how to test it. If you could consider this as a very urgent request it would be really great.

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