[php-maint] Bug#447174: php5: timezone data needs to be refreshed, and added to volatile.d.o

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at debian.org
Thu Oct 18 16:46:44 UTC 2007

Package: php5
Severity: important
Version: 5.2.0-8

PHP5 has an internal timezone database, which is subject to all the problems
with timezone data that plague glibc and perl.  Currently it is causing
problems for users in Brazil, Australia, and probably other places too.

Please package the timezone data into a separate package, so as to have it
properly up-to-date in volatile.debian.org (for stable), and also send
updated packages to proposed-updates (for stable).

One possible way to do this is to properly package and support an external
timezone database for php, which can be found at

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.ISO-8859-1, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.ISO-8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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