[tz] NIST leap-second file not yet updated

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Thu Feb 18 14:56:08 UTC 2016

Hello Tim and others on the list,

just wanted to let you know that I obviously missed some emails from the
tz list, including the one I'm currently replying to.

Just saw in our local email archive that there were more comments in
this thread than I saw in my inbox, an I'm currently trying to find out
why some emails didn't get through.


Tim Parenti wrote:
> On 15 Feb 2016 11:39, Martin Burnicki wrote:
>> 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 had the same thought.
> I prepared the attached patch which uses the file from IERS shortly
> after the 2016-01-11 announcement, but was sitting on it while we waited
> for NIST, since the conversation at the time seemed to indicate that
> NIST was our preferred source.  I think, though, that since IERS
> actually decides the leap seconds and seems to be updating their file
> more promptly, it might be worthwhile to consider switching to IERS as
> our canonical source for this file.
> -- 
> Tim Parenti

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