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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 01:11:29 +0400
From: "Dmitry V. Levin" <>
Subject: Re: timezones


On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 08:21:03PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> Perhaps this is already addressed in upstream glibc?  (I haven't checked.)

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; additional
information about tzdata can be found at

I suppose we can update tzdata inside our glibc package for this time, but
the way to go is surely to package tzdata separately.


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