[tz] lzip Re: tz-2016g.tar.gz and Oracle Java Timezone Updater

vanadovv at hetnet.nl vanadovv at hetnet.nl
Wed Sep 28 11:42:06 UTC 2016

To get Bash on Windows 10 is not that simple.
First of all, you'll have to obtain the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
This will be installed for W10 users somewhere this year, but you could force this update.
That's not the biggest problem.
Then you'll have to register yourself as a Windows Insider, because at the moment Bash and Linux with Windows will only run on Windows 10 Technical Preview 14316 or later.
Since Windows 10 updates will be installed whether you like it or not, you'll get all unstable and semi-stable Windows 10 versions there are.
At the moment this seems to be the only way to play with Bash and other Linux tools on a Windows computer.
I'm sure nobody with a regular production machine will demote his/her computer to a ticking timebomb, only to be able to play with the TZ lzip files.

It's much more simple to run the ezwinports lzip.exe from the Windows command line by invoking cmd.exe.
This is quite a hassle for normal Windows users, but nowhere near the difficulties of the Windows-Linux endeavour.

Some information sources on W10 and Linux:
(Dutch language site from a computer magazine)

Oscar van Vlijmen

>----Origineel Bericht----
>Van : Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
>Datum : 28/09/2016 01:53
>Aan : tz at iana.org
>Onderwerp : Re: [tz] tz-2016g.tar.gz and Oracle Java Timezone Updater
>On 2016-09-27 11:44, Dempsey, Peter wrote:
>> @Brian Inglis: The file currently at
>> http://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdata-latest.tar.gz is
>> 2016f. I require the 2016g in the same format. I am unable to create
>> the package myself in a Windows environment.
>The update should soon be available on the IANA site.
>It was attached to message id
><edb5888e-490b-db9c-403f-c2071688076c at cs.ucla.edu> from Paul Eggert in
>the Time zone change in Turkey thread, as a composite code and data lzip
>tar, and is available from https://github.com/eggert/tz as a zip or via
>git clone.
>The message says after un-tar-ing the file, and cd-ing into the created
>directory, "make tarballs" will reproduce the normal distributed packages,
>if your system can run make, tar, gzip, and lzip.
>If you install Cygwin or Windows 10 Subsystem for Linux aka Bash on
>Ubuntu on Windows, you should have to add only the lzip package to
>either alternative. Adding the gcc package will also allow you to
>build the code.
>Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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