[tz] Version in zoneinfo files?

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Sat Oct 31 15:42:52 UTC 2015

On 31/10/15 15:21, Guy Harris wrote:
>> Up until now one could not even guarantee that if
>> > a distribution actually provided a version number that the content would
>> > match the same data from another distribution.
> You'll *never* be able to *guarantee* that, 100%, with anything short of a signature; you'll only be able to hope that the distribution provider doesn't do something stupid such as change the source files from what's in tzdata2017b without changing the version number to "2017b-frobozzlinux10.17".

Which is why tzdist is so urgently required. With a reliable publisher
that provides a well documented, untruncated, data service and can be
identified as the source of tz data, and will provide any version of tz
data it hs provided going forward. Simply providing a 'current' tz
service does not even cover the problems of data changes from one week
to the next?

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