tz leap second bug encountered by sendmail 8.8.8 in Australia
eggert at twinsun.com
Sat May 23 02:03:20 UTC 1998
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 18:43:43 -0700
From: Paul Eggert <eggert at twinsun.com>
$ TZ=right/Australia/Adelaide sh -c 'date; date -u'
Sat May 23 11:14:40 CST 1998
* Sat May 23 01:45:01 UTC 1998
$ TZ=posix/Australia/Adelaide sh -c 'date; date -u'
Sat May 23 11:15:01 CST 1998
Sat May 23 01:45:01 UTC 1998
On further thought, I should point out that `date' gets the wrong
result by a slightly different method from `sendmail'. `sendmail'
uses gmtime() and localtime(), whereas `date' uses only localtime()
but sets the TZ environment variable to "UTC0" before invoking
localtime(). The resulting symptoms are the same, but the mechanisms
So I'd guess that `date.c' will also need a bit of hacking in its own right.
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