Re: timezone data packaged separately and in volatile?
At Tue, 7 Feb 2006 14:30:01 +1100,
Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 11:42:31PM +0100, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I just realised that the timezone data in glibc is taken from an
> > upstream database (namely ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/). This data
> > sometimes changes, more rapidly than our release cycle (and than any
> > release cycle we can reasonable have).
> But that doesn't mean that we can issue an update to a stable package.
> Currently they are mainly done for security purposes -- but stable updates
> should not be confined to only that. They should be done to keep the
> system functional.
Note that I was planning to separate timezone package from glibc
package (but I forgot it). It'll be available by the next release,