FW: Bug#303920: libc6: Nicaragua introduces DST at 12:00pm 09/04/ 2005

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Tue Apr 19 13:09:09 UTC 2005

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-----Original Message-----
From: jorge-time at magma.com.ni [mailto:jorge-time at magma.com.ni] 
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 8:14 PM
To: GOTO Masanori
Cc: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov; 303920 at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#303920: libc6: Nicaragua introduces DST at 12:00pm


I made up a patch for zoneinfo/America/Managua, which we are using by now.

You can find it at:


It is based on adding the following two entries in

                        -6:00   -       CST     2005 Apr 10 00:00
                        -6:00   Nic     C%sT

I have seen however problems with php too, as well as I suspect that java
maintains it's own timezoneinfo.

Also, I still have no further notice by now, when the timezone-change will

Best Regards,


P.S.: please apologize for beeing terse and replying late.  I *will* try to
keep track of this issue and keep you informed.  Please identify to whom to

GOTO Masanori <gotom at debian.or.jp> writes:

> Dear timezone data maintainers,
> I got the following report from Georg Lehner <jorge at magma.com.ni> at 
> Debian Project[1].  From the Georg's explanation, Nicararagua timezone 
> has been changed recently as follows.
> At Sat, 09 Apr 2005 11:45:33 -0600,
> Georg Lehner wrote:
>> The Nicaraguan president orders a one hour forward shift of the 
>> oficial time in Nicaragua, starting from 24:00 at ninth of April 
>> 2005, see
>> http://www.migob.gob.ni/webmigob/leyes.php?URL=/leyes/decreto23-2005.
>> html
>> for the official anouncement.
>> The DST has no ending date!  It is said, that there will be a testing 
>> period of two months...
>> Regards,
>> 	Jorge-León
> Please consider to check this timezone change.
> [1] http://www.debian.org/
> Thanks in advance,
> -- gotom

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