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

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Oct 18 23:37:22 UTC 2007

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 08:47:04PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:

> > > 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

> > I don't think it is a very good idea to have the php-date extension
> > (which ships the built-in database) in a separate package.

> If it is to be packaged for volatile, which *is* the correct place for
> timezone data, you need a separate package...  The easiest way, if the
> timezone data ends up in a separate file somewhere for PHP, would be to
> simply package that file in a separate arch-all  package, depend on this
> arch-all package, and upload it to volatile as well as proposed-updates and
> sid.

The best way is if PHP didn't have to duplicate the tzdata package at all.

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