[tz] Egypt 30th Aug DST cancellation

Frank Mueller fmueller at sapient.com
Fri Apr 24 09:35:55 UTC 2015

The change is already applied within master. With Java Time Zone Updat Tool 2.0 you can create your own tzdata archive and apply this change.
I have done this yesterday as 2015c was not suitable anymore.

HowTo for this workaround (until the changed are released):

1.       Download latest tzdata file from http://www.iana.org/time-zones

2.       Extract to a temp directory

3.       Download file africa from https://github.com/eggert/tz and replace it in the extracted files

4.       Repack all the files into a file tzdata2015c.patched.tar.gz

5.       Create a file containing the sha512 sum (e.g. sha512sum tzdata2015c.patched.tar.gz) and out the checksum into a file called tzdata2015c.patched.tar.gz.sha512

6.       Now you can point the Java Time Zone Updater Tool to use this file by using the -l switch and the file protocol (e.g. java -jar tzupdater.jar -l file///path/to/archive/tzdata2015c.patched.tar.gz)

Note: While updating it is possible that the update shows dataversion 2015a. Just run the updater again with the -V switch to check if 2015c was applied.

Best regards


From: tz-bounces at iana.org [mailto:tz-bounces at iana.org] On Behalf Of Mohamed Raouf, Vodafone Egypt
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:49 PM
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: [tz] Egypt 30th Aug DST cancellation

Dear Sirs,

On behalf of Vodafone Egypt, I'm writing to inquire about DST package to cancel time change for year 2015 in Egypt.  Due to some political decisions, Egyptian government decided to cancel DST that was planned on 30th of April 2015. It is needed to have and updated java package tzdata2015 that is developed by IANA. Below is an official confirmation that DST will be canceled for this year


Yousry Sincerely,

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Mohamed Raouf
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Technology Department
Vodafone Egypt
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