Description of problem:
tzdata package updates and new time zones are added from time to time (such as Asia/Kolkata). As DateTime contains files generated from it, it should be rebuilt on each such update.
The patch attached adds an explicit dependency on specific version of tzdata, so that it would disallow updates in case of tzdata rebuild w/o DateTime rebuilt, so that it would no go unnoticed.
At the very least, even if the patch is rejected, please trigger a DateTime rebuild. Maybe coordinate with tzdata maintainer on future updates.
Reassigning to Steve, since this should be fixed in Fedora as well.
I still mostly care about EPEL fix at this point though.
Created attachment 497752 [details]
I think a hardcoded dependency on tzdata is a bad idea. For anyone with perl-DateTime installed, it would prevent updates of tzdata itself until a new perl-DateTime is also available. And since updates for EPEL must spend two weeks in testing, that would cause at least a two week delay for tzdata too.
In Fedora, things are currently much better. I've already taken it upon myself to ensure that we're reasonably up to date everywhere (2011g is already in f15's perl-DateTime and making it's way through testing for f13 and f14). And to try to keep it that way.
I considered pushing updates for EPEL too, but stopped when I realised that perl-DateTime is actually part of RHEL6 itself (optional channel, for some archs, not all). We only have it in EPEL6 to make it available for all archs; we shouldn't be overriding or updating the official RHEL6 version (bug #669320 deals with the problem that we are, though).
I figured that if Red Hat aren't keeping the package up to date in EL6, it would be unusual for EPEL to maintain a newer version for EL4 and 5.
Fedora EPEL 5 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2017-03-31. Fedora EPEL 5
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