[tz] Please remove tzdata2018f

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Fri Feb 22 01:19:26 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-22 10:14:52 (+0900), Marcos Passos wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 21:55 Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> wrote:
>> On 2019-02-21 16:31:39 (+0900), Ankur Rana wrote:
>>> While doing tzdata upgrade to version 2018f
>> Note that you should really be upgrading to 2018i, which is the 
>> latest version.
>>> java.lang.Exception: Failed while parsing file '/tmp/tz.tmp/asia' on
>>> line 1842 'Rule      Japan 1948  1951  -     Sep   Sat>=8      25:00 
>>> 0
>>>     S'
>> Java is known to be broken with respect to the last ten years or so 
>> of changes to the tzdb data format.  You'll need to generate 
>> "rearguard" format data to feed to the Java updater.
> Stephen can confirm it,  but I built all versions since 2018 using 
> JSR-310 a few months and the result was correct.

Good to know!

Last I read on the tz mailing list, the Java tzdb parser doesn't like 
negative SAVE rules or more than 24 hours in a day.  Happy to hear that 
was fixed at last.

Thank you for pointing that out.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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