[tz] zdump bug?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Mon Oct 29 06:06:26 UTC 2018

On 2018-10-28 21:20, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Matt Johnson wrote:
>> zdump ./New_York
>> The output is missing the abbreviation:
>> ./New_York  Sun Oct 28 22:23:48 2018
> That's an old zdump, or one built with some non-default build-time flags.
> The current zdump (2018g), if built in the default way, behaves like this:
> $ zdump ./New_York || echo failed $?
> ./New_York: No such file or directory
> failed 1
> which at least lets you know that zdump isn't doing what you thought it would
> do.

Linux distros using glibc package zdump, zic, tzselect in a binary helper
package called libc-bin on Debian/Ubuntu, glibc-common on RH distros, and other
base (or sometimes optional) packages on other Linux and non-Linux distros.
Distro releases of zdump, zic may be updated with tzdata releases, or when the
distro maintainer decides tzcode updates need applied, and that may be selective.
Run zdump --version to get some idea of the zdump release (often just libc ver).

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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