[tz] NIST leap-second file not yet updated

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Feb 15 16:39:59 UTC 2016

Hi all,

please note the NIST leap-second file at ftp://time.nist.gov/pub/ has
not yet been updated according to IERS bulletin C 51. It's still the
version which has been published in July 2015, and will expire in June 2016.

I saw that also tzdata2016a.tar.gz which has been published 2016-01-26
still contains the old leap second file even though bulletin C 51 has
already been published 2016-01-11.

I've dropped Judah Levine a similar note, but eventually you can include
the IERS version of the file into the TZ DB distribution. The IERS file
has already been updated and expires 2016-12-28.


Martin Burnicki

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