Bug#501169: tzdata has moved the GMT from -3 to -2
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On Sunday, 05 October 2008 19:59:32 -0300,
Daniel Bareiro wrote:
> > Argentinian government hasn't decided upon the Daylight Saving times
> > for 2008. They might happen in October, November, December or not
> > happen at all.
> > tzdata 2008-e release (present in Etch and Lenny) has the switch
> > scheduled for today, so a lot of boxes are currently showing the
> > wrong time.
> > tzdata 2008-f release (present in Sid) changed the switch for the
> > third Sunday in October. I have no idea from where they got this
> > information, I've crawled every possible news site from our country
> > and there has been no information regarding the switch for this
> > year.
> > With the current situation, what should be done is apply a patch
> > that stops any time changes, until further notice. I'm currently
> > working on it. WIll submit it as soon as I have it.
> Besides I have found this bug both Debian GNU/Linux Etch as Lenny and
> Ubuntu Hardy, which would not be very rare if the package that
> maintains is based on the one of Debian, I have observed this problem
> also in OpenBSD 4.3.
> will we be in the presence of a generalized bug in the definition of the
> zone? Are used common definitions in all these operating systems?
I reply myself on this point. I have understood that the zones
definitions are taken from here:
Thus, this bug can not be noticed by any Unix-based operating system
that has not made some additional control of these definitions, as also
it happened to OpenBSD.
It is strange to me that taking these definitions from the same source,
in Etch/Lenny the change would take place before Sid.
I believe that until the mantainers of the zones definitios file of the
elsie FTP are not informed into this inconsistency ---a change of
timezone that never was official by the Argentine state and it was
applied by error to these definitions--- we will have to be cautious so
that after to have corrected the problem in our Unix-based operating
systems there are no other updates that can undo them.
Thanks for the patch, Marga :-)
Daniel Bareiro - System Administrator
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