[tz] No more DST in Brazil

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca
Mon Nov 4 23:33:06 UTC 2019

On 2019-10-29 14:11, Sergio Leal wrote:
> I am a PHP programmer and I verified a problem when I setted a timezone location
> to "America/Sao_Paulo" for a program.
> I observed that data was showing dates and times with 1 hour difference. After
> some search, I downloaded the TZ database from
> https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzcode-latest.tar.gz where I believe
> that Brazilian DST remains setted, despite of Brazilian Governament has
> officialy cancelled DST in Brazil as described in the file southamerica finded
> in the TZ database in lines 946 to 949.

And the latest 2019c release shows no DST from Feb 2019 onwards.
The latest compiled binary tzdata files have to be installed on your PHP system,
normally under /usr/share/zoneinfo/ from a package named like tzdata-2019c,
zoneinfo-2019c, timezone-2019c, glibc-zoneinfo-2019c, etc.

For PHP you may also have to do pecl install/upgrade timezonedb and enable the
timezonedb extension to use updated info.

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

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