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2020 Time Zone Database (tzdata) changes

Patsy Griffin

Catch up with the open source Time Zone Database (tzdata) changes made in 2020 that were incorporated into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Review of tzdata Updates for 2015

Patsy Griffin

The tzdata package includes data files documenting current and historic time zone transitions. Red Hat picks up tzdata updates within 24 hours of an upstream release. We modify the packaging files to pick up the new time zone transitions and thoroughly test to verify any changes prior to releasing on RHEL 4, 5, 6, and 7. For more information on this process see: https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2014/11/12/time-zone-data-tzdata-changes-redhat-updates/ 2015 included several updates to tzdata, not the least of which was the addition of a...

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Time Zone Data (tzdata) - Changes to the way Red Hat handle updates

Patsy Griffin

The tzdata package contains data files documenting both current and historic transitions for various time zones around the world. This data represents changes required by local government bodies, or by time zone boundary changes, as well as changes to UTC offsets and daylight saving time. Occasionally, tzdata changes are announced without a lot of lead time or with incomplete information. In these cases, we try to plan for different scenarios and rely on the upstream maintainer to make decisions based...