[tz] Lebanon DST change internally disputed

Jad Baz jadbaz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 08:22:49 UTC 2023

Lebanon's PM likely to reverse decision and stick to regular summer time

Kindly hold off on 2023b until this is resolved


On Mon, Mar 27, 2023, 01:57 Arthur David Olson <arthurdavidolson at gmail.com>

> A mess indeed.
> If there is a decision reversal tomorrow that's effective tomorrow,
> there'll be a database decision on whether to record the
> less-than-week-long clock change.-S
>     --ado
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2023 at 6:15 PM Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
>> On 2023-03-26 14:56, Jad Baz via tz wrote:
>> > Prime Minister Mikati calls for a cabinet session tomorrow (Monday) noon
>> > and the issue of timing is the single item on the agenda
>> Noon standard time, or noon daylight saving time? :-)
>> Anyway, thank you for the heads-up. In the light of today's and (likely)
>> tomorrow's developments I suggest that downstream distributors stick
>> with tzdb 2023a for now. The only change in 2023b is this recent
>> controversial Lebanon adjustment, and if (as seems quite possible) the
>> Lebanese government changes its rules again, we'll need a tzdb 2023c
>> shortly, which will quite possibly be identical to 2023a except for
>> commentary.
>> In short: stick with 2023a for now, and tomorrow let's see.
>> What a mess, huh?
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