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Re: Data updates in debian packages

On 10/30/2016 10:20 AM, Ole Streicher wrote:
> IETF is responsible for internet standards, not for leap seconds. They
> will take the leap seconds from IERS. I would assume that this
> connection is well-established to rely on it. I was not so much
> questioning upstream here, but I worry a bit about the Debian package
> for tzdata: how sure can I be that the tzdata is actual (wrt upstream)?

Regular stable updates (via stable/updates, not only point releases)
happen for that package, in addition to regular uploads to unstable.
See the timeline in:

>From what I can tell, this is probably the package that's updated in
stable most consistently in the entirety of Debian. I would really
recommend that you rely on tzdata directly, this will also save the
release team a lot of work. (It's much easier for them to approve
just a single package than 100 packages that need the time zone
and/or leap second information.)


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