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Bug#617331: Pushing tzdata updates to stable in time


On Fri Mar 11, 2011 at 13:11:52 -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Hi,
> I was prodded by my Chilean friend, Germán Póo-Caamaño, to help find a
> way to push the tzdata corrections needed for Chile's change of
> timezone plans. Trying to do so, I found he already did everything
> needed (#617331).
> Chile was supposed to leave the Summer daylight savings period this
> coming weekend, but it was pushed to April 2nd. The fixes have been
> accepted to the package in Sid, but many users will undoubtely
> appreciate it if it can be updated as well in stable-updates.
> Sorry for reverberating here on list, but given the timeframe for this
> bug to bite, I'd rather have it prominent and not hidden.

the correct way would be to ask the release team for a release of tzdata
on stable-updates (formerly known as volatile) and get it updated in the
next point release as well.

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