compile errors on timezone database

Rodrigo Severo rodrigo.lists at
Wed Dec 3 10:58:00 UTC 2003

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) wrote:

>Back in 1998 zic was tweaked to accept 24:00 in "AT" fields; my guess is
>that the version of zic being used predates that change.
>(If the vendor hasn't stripped things and you're on a POSIX system, you can
>do a...
>	what /path/to/the/executable/zic
> get a version number; anything under 7.94 lacks the tweak; anything
>beyond 7.95 has the tweak.)
>Mindful of folks with old compilers, it may be best to change the
>northamerica file to avoid use of 24:00, changing the
>"lastSat 24:00" references to "lastSun 0:00". (And perhaps using zic should
>generate warning messages if a 24:00 shows up and zic's -v option has been
Because of the lastSat-might-be-the-last-day-of-the-month issue the 
Right Thing to be done is to update zic and use the correct zoneinfo 

Rodrigo Severo

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