Argentina DST

Mariano Absatz - El Baby baby at
Sun Oct 5 14:58:09 UTC 2008

At least in ubuntu hardy, with current updates, tzdata is at 2008e (not
2008f) which expected the change to be today...

If you have the binary tzdata package installed, all you have to do is:

cd /tmp
tar xzvf tzdata2008f.tar.gz
zic southamerica


I just reported this in Launchpad, but I don't think they'll upgrade the
package today :-(

Robert Elz escribió el 05/10/08 03:03:
>     Date:        Sun, 05 Oct 2008 01:48:09 -0200
>     From:        Nicolas Alvarez <nicolas.alvarez at>
>     Message-ID:  <gc9dd4$cvb$2 at>
>   | By the way, I use Ubuntu Hardy (maybe you already fixed the tzdata but
>   | Ubuntu didn't pick it).
> The current tzdata seems to say that the start date should be the
> first Sunday on or after the 15th (the 3rd Sunday in October.
> This year, that is the 19th.)   I am not sure if we are certain that
> "3rd Sunday" is correct, but Oct 19 2008 seems to have been intended.
> You can fetch the current tzdata from
> (or from )
> Assuming your system providez the zic command, you should be able to
> convert the southamerica file in the tzdata distribution into the
> zone files for all the South American zones, including all of those
> for Argentina.  Beware that there will soon be another update to
> deal with recent changes in Brazil.
> If you don't have zic (in /usr/sbin most likely) then you can also
> fetch the sources:
> is the most recent (or from the similar path at, build
> that, and use the zic contained there - but only do that as a last resort,
> and test the zone files produces from that zic before installing them to
> ensure they're compatible with your libc routines.
> kre

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