[tz] Lebanon will not spring forward this weekend

Saadallah Itani sitani at aub.edu.lb
Mon Mar 27 11:30:01 UTC 2023

Dear Paul,

Lebanese government announced to revert back the DST (March) timing and not to postpone to April on the evening of Wednesday at 23:59

Source: http://mtv.com.lb/News/1353208

Please create a new db file.

Thank you

Ext. 2229

Sent from my iPhone

> On 24 Mar 2023, at 12:43 AM, Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:
> On 3/23/23 13:22, Saadallah Itani wrote:
>> I hope Linux Vendors pull the new tzdb changes soon.
> We first have to publish tzdb 2023b with the patch for Lebanon <https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmm.icann.org%2Fpipermail%2Ftz%2Fattachments%2F20230323%2Fb810bf1a%2F0001-Lebanon-springs-forward-later-this-year.patch&data=05%7C01%7Csitani%40aub.edu.lb%7C1e7473d2ac0649eabbad08db2bf004c9%7Cc7ba5b1a41b643e9a1206ff654ada137%7C1%7C0%7C638152082098334350%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Gv9OpWTw6e8IkZyIsIQ9RhntmvA8guMBYn0XL%2Brl1ZQ%3D&reserved=0>, which I hope to do quite soon.
> Unfortunately, many GNU/Linux and other downstream suppliers take some time (a week or more) to test changes before they release data to their users. So unless you're using one of the smaller, faster-moving distros like Alpine Linux you'll likely be out of luck.
> People in Lebanon can work around the problem temporarily with an approximation like TZ='EET-2EEST,M4.3.5/0,M10.5.0/0' (this is good for predicted timestamps from April 15, 2022 up to but not including March 31, 2024). If your system doesn't support POSIX TZ strings (many cell phones are like this), you can instead use an approximation like TZ='Africa/Tripoli' (good for predicted timestamps from March 27, 2022 up to April 21 of this year).
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