[php-maint] [Pkg-php-commits] r950 - php5/trunk/debian

sean finney seanius at debian.org
Thu Jan 10 04:51:44 UTC 2008

hey guys,

On Wednesday 09 January 2008 01:37:36 am Raphael Geissert wrote:
> >  Third, the use of
> > an internal TZ database in PHP is *itself* duplication; we should only
> > need one copy of the TZ data in Debian, in the tzdata package, and
> > everything else should be able to use that at runtime, instead of having
> > a separate copy to update for each language and database engine.
> I know, but I don't think it is as simple as it sounds, otherwise
> somebody would have already done it long time ago.
> > , or (best) get the
> > whole timezonedb code scrapped in favor of getting things to work with
> > the stock glibc functions.
> Just requested: http://pecl.php.net/bugs/bug.php?id=12861

just FYI, Joe Orton from redhat requested something similar on the php dev 
list, going so far as to provide a patch.  it's gotten a rather cold 
reception from upstream, but i think we should review the patch and consider 
whether or not we want to pick up the patch if upstream doesn't:


JFTR i threw in my $0.02 in the thread already.

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