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Re: BUG #1637: age() function is giving different results

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: andrew(at)supernews(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, simon(at)EstanciaViamonte(dot)com
Subject: Re: BUG #1637: age() function is giving different results
Date: 2005-04-29 14:12:29
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Andrew - Supernews <andrew+nonews(at)supernews(dot)com> writes:
> I did some analysis for this one when it was mentioned just now in the irc
> chan. I can reproduce on 7.4.x as follows:

> test=> set timezone to 'America/Buenos_Aires';
> test=> select age(date '2005-05-05', date '1964-05-05');
>                 age                
> -----------------------------------
>  40 years 11 mons 30 days 23:00:00
> (1 row)

Not for me --- I get "41 years" for that case.  Since 7.4 depends on the
OS' timezone code, this is presumably OS-dependent.  I'm using Fedora
Core 3, which has ... hmm ...

$ rpm -qf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Buenos_Aires

... a pretty recent zoneinfo package.  What's yours?

			regards, tom lane

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