[lfs-dev] tzdata2012e.tar.gz

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 16:09:41 PDT 2012

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 12:12:20PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Ken,
>>     You suggested separating the time zone data into a separate page.
>> One problem is that the tarball does not expand into a separate directory.
>> One place where this can cause a problem is with jhalfs.  What do you
>> think about repackaging the data so it expands to a directory
>> tzdata2012e/  and storing it on anduin?
>> The other option is to hack jhalfs.

>   Earlier, I think I said something like " I'm fixing my buildscripts" -
> that was caused by this.  Jhalfs is, as you know, not something I use.

Yes, I knew that.

> If it's easier to repackage tzdata, we can note why we are doing that.
> Most changes will be known well in advance.

Well it was only a matter of:

mkdir tzdata2012e-lfs
cd    tzdata2012e-lfs
tar -xf ../tzdata2012e.tar.gz
cd ..
tar -jcf tzdata2012e-lfs.tar.bz2 tzdata2012e-lfs

The file is now at 

I added the -lfs to the directory name just to prevent confusion with 
the upstream package.

I think this is better than trying to use a different procedure than the 
"unpack; cd; build" process we use in all the other packages.

   -- Bruce

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