The Time Zone Database (
tzdata) provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with data that is specific to the local time zone. Applications in the Linux operating system use this data for various purposes. For instance, the GNU C Library (
tzdata to ensure APIs such as
strftime() work correctly, while applications such as
/usr/bin/date use it to print the local date.
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 coordinated universal time (UTC) offsets and daylight saving time (DST).
This article is a quick update about changes to the
tzdata package in 2019, as well as possible time zone changes that we are monitoring for package updates in 2020.
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