New Zealand Daylight Saving Time (DST) changing in 2007 and its impact on SUSE Linux Enterprise products

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
 

Situation

The New Zealand government decided to extend the daylight saving period, starting September 2007. Due to this change, service packs or maintenance updates are required for several Novell Linux based software products.

Resolution

Updates have been released to address this change for several Novell Linux products.

Code 10 products: SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 (Desktop and Server)
(Last updated: 2008-05-21)
All these changes are included in SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2.

Code 9 products: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, Open Enterprise Server (Linux based), Novell Linux Desktop
(Last updated: 2008-03-18)
  • Core timezone package: Changes are included as of version 2.3.3-98.86.3 from patch-11766.
  • Sun Java: Changes are included upstream as of Sun Java 1.4.2 update 15 which is included as of patch-11567.
  • IBM Java 2: Changes are included for x86_64 as of version 1.4.2-0.98 from patch-11950; for other architectures as of version 1.4.2-0.92.5 from patch-11918.
  • IBM Java 5: Changes are included as of version 1.5.0-0.15 from patch-12063.

Older products: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8
(Last updated: 2007-08-30)
  • Core timezone package: Changes are included as ofversion 2.2.5-252 from patch-11729.
  • Sun Java: Changes are included upstream as of Sun Java 1.3.1 update 20 which is included as of patch-11567.
  • IBM Java: Changes are included upstream as of 1.3.1 SR10-1 which is included as of patch-11570.

Additional Information

For general information on Daylight Saving Time handling on Linux, please seeTID 3655154 - Daylight Saving Time (DST) Handling in Linux. This TID also explains how to validate the DST settings.

 

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3108797
  • Creation Date: 26-Mar-2008
  • Modified Date:15-Jun-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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