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Re: Data updates in debian packages

Christian Seiler <christian@iwakd.de> writes:
> On 10/31/2016 09:07 AM, Ole Streicher wrote:
[leap seconds]
>> We need it to put correct time on astronomical registrations, so it is
>> most important to have them once they are effective. Having them in
>> advance would be an additional plus, however, since f.e. a computer may
>> be disconnected during/after the observation, if that happens on a place
>> without internet connection.
> Data might help here, so I've looked at the past 3 leap seconds that
> were introduced [...]
> What this does say is that stable/updates and oldstable (LTS) had
> updated leap seconds information slightly less than 3 months before
> the leap second, in some cases even a bit earlier. [...]
> Hope this information helps in you evaluating this.

Thank you very much for this detailed information! This helps a lot for
the decision (we will depend on tzdata), and it gives also a good
argument for discussion upstream.

Best regards


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