[arch-general] Daylight Saving Time canceled in Ukraine, will Arch know?

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Wed Sep 21 14:52:27 EDT 2011

On 09/21/2011 12:29 PM, Barton wrote:
> Beginning this year, Ukraine is switching to year-round DST and will
> permanently reside in UTC+3 timezone (where it is now). Normally, the
> switch to UTC+2 would have occurred some time in October, but no
> longer.
> How would Arch Linux handle it for the users who do not have NTP
> configured? Would Arch somehow know not to switch the clock this year or
> should zoneinfo file for Kiev be updated to reflect this change and
> to avoid users' clocks being skewed?

It looks like there's a fix to the tzdata package in the works to deal 
with this:


So presumably, once that fix gets released upstream, Arch would pick it 
up soon after.


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