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Re: system timezone regression failure

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: system timezone regression failure
Date: 2009-07-29 16:25:31
Message-ID: 4A7077FB.5000406@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>
>
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>>  
>>> Building 8.4 on a client's system, I get a regression failure 
>>> apparently due to some difference between the system's timezone DB 
>>> and what out regression tests expect, as shown below.
>>>     
>>
>> Those regression tests were *intentionally* set up to fail if someone's
>> TZ support is not Y2038 clean.  This is not a bug.  Advise your client
>> to get some less-obsolete timezone data files; or don't depend on the
>> system TZ database.  (The only reason why you should do so is if it's
>> being kept up to date, eh?)
>>
>>            
>>   
>
> Oh, you're right, I misread the diffs. The client is getting the 
> machines updated.

Well, this is interesting:


andrew(at)jimbo:~> rpm -q -i timezone
Name        : timezone                     Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.4                               Vendor: SUSE LINUX 
Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release     : 31.61                         Build Date: Thu 02 Apr 2009 
02:31:18 PM EDT
Install Date: Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:52:55 AM EDT      Build Host: 
cherubini.suse.de
Group       : System/Base                   Source RPM: 
glibc-2.4-31.61.src.rpm
Size        : 712873                           License: BSD 3-Clause; 
GPL v2 or later; LGPL v2.1 or later
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 03 Apr 2009 09:20:05 AM EDT, Key ID 
a84edae89c800aca
Packager    : http://bugs.opensuse.org
URL         : http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/libc.html
Summary     : Timezone descriptions
Description :
These are configuration files that describe available time zones. You
can select an appropriate time zone for your system with YaST.
Distribution: SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 (X86-64)


And I still get these errors. Looks like at least SUSE is not keeping 
up. I'll build without the system timezones.

cheers

andrew


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