Bug 447270 - Pakistan introducing DST
Pakistan introducing DST
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tzdata (Show other bugs)
All Linux
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Petr Machata
: ZStream
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Blocks: 391501 447294 447295 447296 448672 449349
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Reported: 2008-05-19 04:16 EDT by Daniel McNamara
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:33 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHEA-2008-0506
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Last Closed: 2008-05-28 05:27:36 EDT
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A fix... I guess (687 bytes, patch)
2008-05-19 07:24 EDT, Petr Machata
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Description Daniel McNamara 2008-05-19 04:16:37 EDT
Description of problem:

As on June 1 2008 Pakistan will be introducing DST moving clocks ahead one hour.

Ref http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_pakistan01.html

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. zdump -v /usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Karachi | grep 2008
2. No DST definitions
3. Sigh at Yet Another Country Changing DST With Short Notice (YACCDSTWSN)
Actual results:

Lack of DST for Pakistan in 2008

Expected results:

DST for Pakistan 2008

Additional info:

This does of course apply to all versions of RHEL. New DST does not even appear
to be in upstream tzdata set yet. I expect this will be fixed very shortly.
Comment 1 Petr Machata 2008-05-19 07:24:22 EDT
Created attachment 305928 [details]
A fix... I guess

The closest thing to official announcement that I found just mentions that the
change will be introduced on Jun/1, and will last three months, which is not
very exact.  timeanddate.com think that DST will start 0:01 (local time) and
end Aug/31 0:01.  This is reasonable, because that matches transition points
from previous DST period (both Sundays, 0:01).
Comment 10 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-28 05:27:36 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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