Timezone files - Tru64

Bishop, Nick nick.bishop at logica.com
Mon Oct 5 06:09:33 UTC 2009


The timezone files from ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/ are useful for systems at end of life. Thanks.

May I draw your attention to this line in the @(#)asia      8.41 file from tzdata2009n.tar.gz:

1165: Rule    Jordan  2002    max     -       Mar     lastThu 24:00   1:00    S

The Tru64 version of the zic command is not able to process this line. 

# zic -d asia
"asia", line 1165: invalid time of day

As a crude workaround I replaced the 24:00 with 23:59, making a line that reads

1165: Rule    Jordan  2002    max     -       Mar     lastThu 23:59   1:00    S

You've probably got a better way of dealing with the problem (my solution will be incorrect for one minute prior to changeover), so I'll refrain from sending a patchfile.

I have encountered this problem for these versions of Tru64
* Tru64 5.1 (uname -a => OSF1 creaky.old.machine V5.1 732 alpha)
* Tru64 5.1B-4 (uname -a => OSF1 a.newer.machine V5.1 2650 alpha)


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