4.188. tzdata

An updated tzdata package that brings Daylight Saving Time observations in four locales up-to-date is now available.
The tzdata package contains data files with rules for various time zones around the world.

This updated package adds the following time-zone changes to the zone info database:

BZ#802460, BZ#802541, BZ#802542, BZ#802543,
On 2012-03-15, Morocco announced it will switch to daylight savings time (DST) on the last Sunday in April (29th April) and not the 25th of March. The earlier date was announced as the daylight savings switch date on 2012-03-09. The change was made "after discussion of proposals to consider the demands of schooling", according to Mustapha El Khalfi, the Morocco Minister of Communications. The switch back to standard Moroccan time will still occur at 03:00 on the last Sunday in September, 2012-09-30. This update reflects the later switching date announced on 2012-03-15.
Note: the 2012-03-09 announcement also noted Morocco DST will run to September 30, 2012 "except the month of Ramadan". Relative to the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan runs from 2012-07-20 to 2012-08-18 this year. Specific times for this temporary switching to Morocco standard time and then back to Morocco DST were not available as of this errata's publication, however. Consequently this mooted exception is not yet included in the tzdata package.
BZ#802460, BZ#802541, BZ#802542, BZ#802543,
Armenia announced it will abolish local daylight savings time observance. This update reflects this: the Armenian time-zone will not advance an hour on 2012-03-24 as was previously set.
BZ#802460, BZ#802541, BZ#802542, BZ#802543,
The Falkland Islands announced it will remain on Falklands Summer Time for the rest of 2012 and will likely remain so for future years. This update assumes a permanent summer time for the Falkland Islands until advised differently.
BZ#802460, BZ#802541, BZ#802542, BZ#802543,
Cuba has delayed the 2012 DST switch by three weeks. Originally set to switch at 01:00 2012-03-11, Cuba will now switch to local DST at 01:00 2012-04-01. The switch back to standard time remains unchanged at 2012-11-13. This update incorporates the delayed DST switch for Cuba.
Note: other changes noted in the bug reports referenced above (for example, the changes to Chile’s DST observance for 2012 and 2013) were previously incorporated into the tzdata package.
All users, especially those in the locale affected by these time changes, and users interacting with people or systems in the affected locale, are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds these enhancements.
An updated tzdata package that updates Daylight Saving Time observations is now available.
The tzdata package contains data files with rules for various time zones around the world.
This updated package addresses the following changes in zone info database:
BZ#782174, BZ#782173, BZ#782172, BZ#773755
The leap second database now includes the leap second that will occur at the end of June 2012. Note that only zones in the subdirectory called "right/" are affected. Unless you set up your system to specifically use "right" time zones, this change will not affect you in any way. Normally, the information about leap seconds is distributed via the NTP protocol, and the NTP client should update your system properly even without this update.
BZ#796569, BZ#796747, BZ#796748, BZ#796749
This update changes the Daylight Saving Time rules for Chile, which decided to exit DST on March 11 2012 instead of the previous date of April 28th 2012
* This update retroactively changes the Daylight Saving Time rules for Cuba, which left the period of DST in November.
* This update retroactively changes the Daylight Saving Time rules for Fiji, which entered DST in January.
All users, especially those in the locale affected by these time changes, and users interacting with people or systems in the affected locale, are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this enhancement.
Updated tzdata packages that add several enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones around the world.

Enhancements

BZ#820689, BZ#820732, BZ#821326, BZ#821327
The following time-zone changes have been added to the zone info database: Haiti entered a period of Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 11; Gaza Strip, West Bank and Syria entered a period of DST on March 30.
All users, especially those in the locale affected by these time changes, and users interacting with people or systems in the affected locale, are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.
Updated tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones around the world.

Enhancement

BZ#839271, BZ#839934, BZ#839937, BZ#839938
Daylight Saving Time will be interrupted during the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco (that is July 20 - August 19, 2012 in the Gregorian Calendar). This update incorporates the exception so that Daylight Saving Time is turned off and the time setting returned back to the standard time during Ramadan.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Updated tzdata packages that add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones around the world.

Enhancements

BZ#857904, BZ#857905, BZ#857906, BZ#857907
Daylight saving time in Fiji will start at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 21st October 2012, and end at 3 am on Sunday, 20th January 2013.
BZ#857904, BZ#857905, BZ#857906, BZ#857907
Tokelau was listed in an incorrect time zone for as long as the Zoneinfo project was in existence. The actual zone was supposed to be GMT-11 hours before Tokelau was moved to the other side of the International Date Line at the end of year 2011. The local time in Tokelau is now GMT+13.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.
A new tzdata package that updates Daylight Saving Time observations for several countries is now available.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones around the world.
This updated package adds the following time-zone changes to the zone info database:
BZ#871993, BZ#871791, BZ#871994, BZ#871995
On October 24 2012, the Jordanian Cabinet rescinded a 2012-10-14 instruction to switch from daylight saving time (DST) to standard time on 2012-10-26. Instead, Jordan will remain on local DST (ITC +3) for the 2012-2013 Jordanian winter.
BZ#871993, BZ#871791, BZ#871994, BZ#871995
Cuba, which was scheduled to move back to standard time on 2012-11-12, switched to standard time on 2012-11-04.
* In Brazil, the North Region state, Tocantins, will observe DST in 2012-2013. This is the first time Tocantins has observed DST since 2003. By contrast, Bahia, a Northeast Region state, will not observe DST in 2012-2013. Like Tocantins, Bahia stopped observing DST in 2003. Bahia re-introduced DST on October 16 2011. On October 17 2012, however, Bahia Governor, Jaques Wagner, announced DST would not be observed in 2012, citing public surveys showing most Bahia residents were opposed to it.
BZ#871993, BZ#871791, BZ#871994, BZ#871995
Israel has new DST rules as of 2013. DST now starts at 02:00 on the Friday before the last Sunday in March. DST now ends at 02:00 on the first Sunday after October 1, unless this day is also the second day of (Rosh Hashanah). In this case, DST ends a day later, at 02:00 on the first Monday after October 2.
* The Palestinian territories, which were scheduled to move back to standard time on 2012-09-28, switched to standard time on 2012-09-21.
* Although Western Samoa has observed DST for two consecutive seasons (2010-2011 and 2011-2012), there is no official indication of DST continuing according to a set pattern for the foreseeable future. On 2012-09-04, the Samoan Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Labour announced Samoa would observe DST from Sunday, 2012-09-30 until Sunday 2012-04-07.
All users, especially those in the locale affected by these time changes, and users interacting with people or systems in the affected locale, are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which includes these updates.