Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10178
zoneinfo updates for Baltic timezones
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
This year Latvia and Estonia will not switch to Daylight Savings Time,
so, any one using Europe/Riga or Europe/Tallinn timezone have to modify
timezone files on his RH6.x box.
As stated in /usr/doc/glibc-2.1./README.timezone files, timezone
descriptors for RH60 (intel) were generated from tzdata1999c package,
and RH61 (sparc) versions are based on tzdata1999e. Both versions of
Olson's package did not contain newest information for Baltic countries,
so, to stay in sync with wall clock later this spring (summer, and so on)
the following steps are necessary:
1. Download tzdata2000d.tar.gz file from ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/
and save it in /var/tmp
2. As super-user, derive fresh 'europe' file from the archive:
# cd /usr/share/zoneinfo
# tar xzf /var/tmp/tzdata2000d.tar.gz europe
3. Compile and install new timezone files:
# For whose in Latvia:
# zic -l Europe/Riga europe
# For whose in Estonia
# zic -l Europe/Tallinn europe
4. Re-boot the system.
assign to jakub
glibc-2.1.92 uses tzdata2000f
This year Latvian legislators decided to switch to Daylight Saving Time again,
and, as a consequence, zoneinfo file (Europe/Riga) should be upgraded again.
All instructions above are still applicable, the only difference is the tzdata
file's version - now it's tzdata2001a. All this applies to RHL 6.2 too.
glibc-2.2.2-7 and above uses tzdata2001a.
And latest version for RHL 6.2, available on updates.redhat.com,
Yeah, but we are really not going to issue a 6.x glibc errata just
to update timezone information.