[lfs-dev] tzdata

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sun Aug 19 08:44:46 PDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 07:26:43PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> the tests pass.  I think we we have a problem with the time zone 
> installation.  Right now we are using:
> for tz in etcetera ...; do
>      zic -L leapseconds -d /usr/share/zoneinfo -y "sh yearistype.sh" \
>          ${tz}
> done
> cp -v *.tab /usr/share/zoneinfo
> I can't find the Debian time zone install instructions.  Can you point 
> me to where they are?
>    -- Bruce
 I had to download their "debian" tarball (i.e. the changes to
.orig) from my local mirror.  Once you get to the pool/ directory, I
think it is in main/t/tzdata.  Looking at
tzdata_2012d-1.debian.tar.xz with 'view' the instructions are in
debian/rules which is a Makefile.

 They use a sun patch to create extra jdk 1.1.x compatible zones,
which we don't need, and something called 'fdupes' to replace
hardlinks by symlinks - I assume that is for packaging reasons.

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