[tz] tzdata 2016g

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 26 17:58:52 UTC 2016

Paul, could you educate us all on what the publishing process with ICANN involves?  Should it not be detailed in RFC6557 or some other document?



From: tz-bounces at iana.org <tz-bounces at iana.org> on behalf of Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:26 AM
To: Deborah Goldsmith
Cc: Time zone mailing list; Susan Abraham
Subject: Re: [tz] tzdata 2016g

On 09/26/2016 09:02 AM, Deborah Goldsmith wrote:
> Is there any news on this? Any further word from ICANN?

Although the IESG has been pinged about the situation with
https://www.iana.org/time-zones, I'm afraid I know of no news yet.In the
IANA - Time Zone Database<https://www.iana.org/time-zones>
Time Zone Database. The Time Zone Database (often called tz or zoneinfo) contains code and data that represent the history of local time for many representative ...

meantime you should be able to get the 2016g data from the sources
mentioned in earlier emails, in tar.gz, tar.lz, .zip or uncompressed
form. Please see:


For what it's worth, Debian did that and is using 2016g now:

Debian -- Details of package tzdata in sid<https://packages.debian.org/sid/tzdata>
time zone and daylight-saving time data. This package contains data required for the implementation of standard local time for many representative locations around ...

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