[tz] Regarding Turkey DST change

Peddi, Radhika (Radhika) rpeddi at avaya.com
Mon Nov 21 11:25:57 UTC 2016


Thanks for the response. However when I have taken latest tar and used for TZ= Europe/Istanbul timezone the UTC offstring is +3 for September month and October month. From October 31st onwards it is again considering UTCOffString as +2 instead of UTCOffString as +3 for the year 2016. Can you tell me why?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Eggert [mailto:eggert at cs.ucla.edu] 
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 10:00 PM
To: Peddi, Radhika (Radhika); Time Zone Mailing List
Subject: Re: [tz] Regarding Turkey DST change

Peddi, Radhika (Radhika) wrote:

> as part of this https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__github.com_eggert_tz_commit_3e31dbe52b8730ed762880e88bf4c68ac00b8cc3&d=DQIFaQ&c=BFpWQw8bsuKpl1SgiZH64Q&r=W2ISzfcNZyKTlMxlNJ9FPQ&m=9BWBgvNMAfeoK9ItioNj-M_Be7KtfwvvdkSaUsl6yBs&s=ZLJDAHa8gHiULesLxJIcRzVQJ4WTacGJxBsjSkyNVv4&e=  the change is done for Europe/Istanbul time zone. We have one time zone named with Turkey. So what about the changes for this timezone?

Are you setting TZ='Turkey'? If so, you need to run 'zic backward' too, as the 'backward' file creates the link from the updated 'Europe/Istanbul' file to the backwards-compatibility name 'Turkey'. You might also consider setting TZ='Europe/Istanbul' to avoid future problems like this.

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