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Re: to_char(date,'YYYYMMDD') bug

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jord Tanner <jord(at)indygecko(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: to_char(date,'YYYYMMDD') bug
Date: 2002-10-31 04:29:46
Message-ID: 3827.1036038586@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Jord Tanner <jord(at)indygecko(dot)com> writes:
> It looks like to_char is unable to convert dates that fall in the range
> of 01/01/1902 to 12/31/1969 (see below). I am running the Postgresql RPM
> that is distributed with RH 8.0 (7.2.2.1). PGDATESTYLE is set to "SQL".

You need PG 7.2.3; it works around the glibc boys' decision to
deliberately break mktime() for pre-1970 dates.  If you're not happy
about that (and you shouldn't be), complain to them.

			regards, tom lane

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