[lfs-dev] tzdata2012e.tar.gz

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 20 01:56:31 PDT 2012

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 08:21:16PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Ken Moffat wrote:

> > But in the meantime I've been thinking - this is the
> > weekend, _most_ people who post are in the Northern hemisphere where
> > it is a peak holiday season : there is no need to rush into deciding
> > if we separately package tzdata !
> I'm not aware of any holiday time here in North America.

 Maybe not.
> > First, the zones need to be fixed - I'll get to that when I've
> > finished some unrelated tests.  There is still time for people
> > to comment on whether we should fix jhalfs or fix the packaging.
> Yes, but there are a lot of issues I saw in the Debian rules that we 
> don't address.  I don't know enough details.  Debian does not seem to 
> copy the .tab files (may not be needed), does some things for Java 
> (definitely not needed for LFS) and does some different things for 
> embedded systems, templates, and i18n.  They also do some things with a 
> program called fdupes which I haven't seen before.
 As I said, for embedded they *only* install the (posix) rules in
zoneinfo itself.  I guess the logic is that an embedded box will not
get an update, so better to save the footprint.  The fdupes is to
convert hardlinks to symlinks, I can only assume they do that for

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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