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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 01:17:29 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: timezones

Dmitry,

Thanks!  (I wrote my previous message before I saw yours.)

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 01:11:29AM +0400, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> The timezone information in upstream glibc is not going to be updated.
> Drepper said once that the sole purpose for this data in glibc is to test
> timezone support code in glibc.  Almost everywhere timezones are packaged
> separately, the most usual name for the package is tzdata, the upstream
> location is ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2011k.tar.gz; additional
> information about tzdata can be found at http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm
> 
> I suppose we can update tzdata inside our glibc package for this time, but

We may choose to do that for Owl 3.0-stable.

> the way to go is surely to package tzdata separately.

We should do that for Owl-current.

I think we should start with the latter, then decide on what to do with
the former (but do it in time).

Alexander

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