An updated perl-Date-Manip package that upgrades the Date::Manip module to upstream version 6.24 is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Date::Manip module provides a mechanism for Perl scripts to perform common date or time operations, such as comparing two timestamps or parsing international times.
Among other flaws, the previous version of the perl-Date-Manip package included outdated time zone definitions and an old API that is now considered deprecated. This update upgrades the perl-Date-Manip package to upstream version 6.24, which provides up-to-date time zone definitions and version 6 of the API. Users are still able to use the old API version 5 by explicitly using the Date::Manip::DM5 module.
All users of perl-Date-Manip are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this enhancement.