Recommended update for timezone

Announcement ID: SUSE-RU-2018:1974-1
Rating: moderate
Affected Products:
  • Basesystem Module 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15

An update that has two fixes can now be installed.


This update for timezone provides the following fixes:

  • North Korea switches back from +0830 to +09 on 2018-05-05.
  • Ireland's standard time is in the summer, with negative DST offset to standard time used in Winter. (bsc#1073299)
  • yast2-country is no longer setting TIMEZONE in /etc/sysconfig/clock and is calling systemd timedatectl instead. Do not set /etc/localtime on timezone package updates to avoid setting an incorrect timezone. (bsc#1093392)

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • Basesystem Module 15
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2018-1332=1

Package List:

  • Basesystem Module 15 (aarch64 ppc64le s390x x86_64)
    • timezone-2018e-3.5.1
    • timezone-debugsource-2018e-3.5.1
    • timezone-debuginfo-2018e-3.5.1
  • Basesystem Module 15 (noarch)
    • timezone-java-2018e-3.5.1