Venezuela timezone change in December 2007 and its impact on SUSE Linux Enterprise products.

  • 3494404
  • 05-Mar-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 (Linux based)
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell Linux Desktop 9

Situation

The government of Venezuela decided to change the time zone of Venezuela from GMT -4:00 to GMT -4:30 as of December 9th, 2007, 3 AM. Systems processing time data involving the Venezuela time zone need to be updated accordingly.

Resolution

Status(Last updated: 2008-03-05)

This issue has been fixed in the current maintenance versions of the affectected packages.

Additional Information

Background

Please refer to TID 3655154 - Daylight Saving Time (DST) Handling in Linux for details on Linux' handling of time zones and DST.

Package and version details for SLE10 products

The following packages are affected for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 products:
  • glibc: Fixes are included as of version 2.4-31.43.3 (released as zypp patch 4804).
  • PHP:Fixes have been included as of version 5.1.2-29.50 (released as zypp patch 4808).
  • IBM Java 1.5: Fixes have been included as of version 1.5.0_sr6-0.7 (released as zypp patch 4801).
  • IBM Java 1.4.2: Fixes have been included as of 1.4.2_sr9-0.5 (released as zypp patch 4801).
  • Sun Java: Sun Java: Fixes have been included as of version 1.4.2.16-0.5 (released as zypp-patch-5007).
  • Evolution: Fixes have been included as of version 1.6.0-43.64 (released as zypp patch 4834).
Package and version details for CODE9 products

The following packages are affected for CODE9 products (including SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Novell Linux Desktop 9):
  • glibc:This issue is fixed as of version 2.3.3-98.86.8 (released as patch-12014).
  • IBM Java:IBM Java: This issue is fixed for IBM Java 5 for SLES9 and related products in version 1.5.0-0.15 (released aspatch-12063) and newer.
  • Sun Java: Sun Java: Fixes are included as of versions 1.4.2-129.36 (IA64 architecture) and 1.4.2-129.37 (other architectures) (released as patch-12087).
  • Evolution:This issue is fixed as of version 1.0.4-0.5 (released aspatch-12027).
Note: This issue does not affect PHP for CODE9 products as it does not include the built-in timezone database.

Package and version details for SLES8

The changes have been incorporated as of timezone-2.2.5-261 from patch-12014.

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