|From:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|To:||Robins Tharakan <tharakan(at)gmail(dot)com>|
|Subject:||Re: Brazil disables DST - 2019b update|
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Robins Tharakan <tharakan(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> The 2019b DST update  disables DST for Brazil. This would take effect
> starting November 2019. The last DST update in Postgres was 2019a in v11.3
> (since this update came in after the recent-most Postgres release).
Yeah. I intend to install 2019b (or later?) before our next minor
> Since a ~3 month release cycle may be too close for some users, are there
> any plans for an early 11.5 (or are such occurrences not a candidate for an
> early release)?
We do not consider tzdb updates to be a release-forcing issue.
The fact that we ship tzdb at all is just a courtesy to PG users who
are on platforms that lack a more direct way to get tzdb updates.
The usual recommendation on well-maintained production systems is to
configure PG with --with-system-tzdata, then rely on your platform
vendor for timely updates of that data.
regards, tom lane
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