[tz] Please remove tzdata2018f
marcospassos.com at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 01:14:52 UTC 2019
Stephen can confirm it, but I built all versions since 2018 using JSR-310
a few months and the result was correct.
On Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 21:55 Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> wrote:
> On 2019-02-21 16:31:39 (+0900), Ankur Rana wrote:
> > While doing tzdata upgrade to version 2018f
> Note that you should really be upgrading to 2018i, which is the latest
> > java.lang.Exception: Failed while parsing file '/tmp/tz.tmp/asia' on
> > line 1842 'Rule Japan 1948 1951 - Sep Sat>=8 25:00 0
> > S'
> Java is known to be broken with respect to the last ten years or so of
> changes to the tzdb data format. You'll need to generate "rearguard"
> format data to feed to the Java updater.
> Paul also helpfully provides rearguard tarballs on his webpage
> You can easily generate those yourself by running make
> rearguard_tarballs on the distribution from iana.org.
> > To avoid any reoccurrence of same, would it be possible to prevent the
> > tzdata version 2018f from downloading on iana site?
> It seems silly to pull one release from an archive going back to 1993
> because one third-party implementation (even if it's a popular one)
> cannot cope with the data format.
> Philip Paeps
> Senior Reality Engineer
> Ministry of Information
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