[tz] Proposed reversions, for moving forward

Lester Caine lester at lsces.co.uk
Sun Aug 10 21:13:59 UTC 2014

On 10/08/14 19:50, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> I CAN see a
>> case for storing the version of tz used along with the timezone
> Absolutely, if one is serious about provenance.  One should record the
> tz database version (including local changes and options) as part of the
> provenance.  One way to record this sort of information is OPM
> <http://openprovenance.org/>.  The tz database version is only a part of
> this problem, as in the typical case one also needs to record the C
> library version, kernel version, hardware version, etc.

The problem is getting distributions to stop messing the version number
up :( PHP's getversion is returning garbage on some distributions ...

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