[tz] zoneinfo version?

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Sep 29 16:29:37 UTC 2019

On 9/20/19 4:16 PM, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (an older release) lacks 
> /usr/share/zoneinfo/tzdata.zi, I assume because Debian's installation 
> procedure predates the addition of tzdata.zi (first available in tzdb 
> 2017c). I have filed a bug report with Debian about that.
> If it doesn't already, macOS should also distribute tzdata.zi; perhaps 
> a reader who uses macOS can file a bug report about this.

The Debian problem has been fixed as part of Debian tzdata 2019c-2, as 
reported here:


Debian is upstream from Ubuntu and other distros so the fix should 
eventually propagate there too. I hope macOS follows suit eventually, 
but that's a different process that I'm not familiar with.

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