[tz] Are tzdata2016g & tzdata-latest missing the VERSION file?

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 16:04:21 UTC 2016

> On Sep 30, 2016, at 11:54 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> For version numbers, we cannot go back to bad old way, as it is incompatible with the now-common practice of accessing data from the Git repository. We'll have to come up with a better way, and document it and support it, so that tools like TZUpdater that want a version string can get one.

I am not sure why Makefile is included in tzdata archives at all, but since it is there, why not replace "unknown" in the VERSION setting with the actual version at the time the archive is created?

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