[tz] tzdb-latest.tar.gz download issue

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Jun 4 22:11:19 UTC 2019

On 2019-06-04 13:55, Matt Johnson wrote:
> On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:51 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
>> On 6/4/19 12:28 PM, Matt Johnson wrote:
>>> The lzip file 
>>> https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdb-latest.tar.lz redirects to
>>> https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdb-latest.tar.lz and downloads 
>>> successfully.
>>> The gzip file https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/tzdb-latest.tar.gz
>>> redirects to https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdb-latest.tar.gz and then
>>> fails with a 404.
>>> They both used to work, not sure what happened.
>> Are you sure they both used to work? The .gz link is something I don't
>> recall publishing or advertising. tzcode and tzdata use .gz to compress,
>> but tzdb uses .lz.
> Nevermind, I was indeed using tzdata-latest.tar.gz before in my code. I
> must have transposed it to tzdb somewhere in my typing.
> Sorry for the false alarm.

$ lynx -dump https://www.iana.org/time-zones/repository/ | \
> grep 'http.*-latest.tar.'
  30. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzcode-latest.tar.gz
  31. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzcode-latest.tar.gz.asc
  32. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdata-latest.tar.gz
  33. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdata-latest.tar.gz.asc
  34. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdb-latest.tar.lz
  35. https://data.iana.org/time-zones/tzdb-latest.tar.lz.asc

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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