DST rules change for Georgia

Teimuraz Abashidze (IT) tabashidze at geocell.com.ge
Mon Nov 7 13:05:59 UTC 2005

Hello tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov,

  Dear sir! I've posted on bugzilla new bug #172279, and they told me
  to contact you:

You need to discuss this with upstream, i.e. tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov
When upstream accepts a change and incorporates it, we'll then update our
packages.  But as a rule for tzdata we use the timezone data unmodified
from upstream.

Description of problem:
It's not actually a BUG. Government of Georgia (ExUSSR, Caucasia, capital city Tbilisi) decided to
NOT CHANGE daylight sayvings time at 30 Sep. night, as it was done before during last more than 10
years. Currently, we are in fact GMT +4:00, as before 30 October it was GMT +3:00. Currently
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_GE.aspx shows correct time for us. The problem is,
there is NO FORMAL LAW or governmental document about it. A sfar as I can find, I was told, that
there is no document, because we just DIDN'T ISSUE document about swithching to winter time"....
I don't know waht can be done, especially knowing, that some years ago our DST rules where changed
THREE TIMES during one month...
Maybe it's stupid, but maybe it's possible to create TWO separate time zones for Georgia, one with
DST settings, one withought? I could't find a way to disable DST in Linux otherwise...
BTW, of course it's not related to Fedora Core or any particular distribution, this problem shoul be common for all of them...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Set timezone to Asia/Georgia

Actual Results:  #date
Wed Nov  2 14:56:44 GET 2005

Expected Results:  #date
Wed Nov  2 15:56:44 GET 2005


Best regards,

Teimuraz Abashidze                          
Enterprise Network Manager
Information Technologies
Geocell Ltd.

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