5.338. tzdata

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:

Bug Fix

BZ#871993, 871791, 871994, 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On October 24 2012, the Jordanian Cabinet rescinded a 2012-10-14 instruction to switch from daylight saving time (DST) to standard time on 2012-10-26.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.
Cuba, which was scheduled to move back to standard time on 2012-11-12, switched to standard time on 2012-11-04.
BZ#871993, 871791, 871994, 871995
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, 871791, 871994, 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.
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.
New tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#894030, BZ#894044, BZ#894045, BZ#894046
On Nov 10, 2012, Libya changed to the time zone UTC+1. Therefore, starting from the year 2013 Libya will be switching to daylight saving time on the last Friday of March and back to the standard time on the last Friday of October. The time zone setting and the daylight saving time settings for the Africa/Tripoli time zone have been updated accordingly.
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.
Updated tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#921173, BZ#921174, BZ#919628, BZ#921176
Time zone rules of tzdata have been modified to reflect the following changes:
The period of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Paraguay will end on March 24 instead of April 14.
Haiti will use US daylight-saving rules in the year 2013.
Morocco does not observe DST during Ramadan. Therefore, Morocco is expected to switch to Western European Time (WET) on July 9 and resume again to Western European Summer Time (WEST) on August 8.
Also, the tzdata packages now provide rules for several new time zones: Asia/Khandyga, Asia/Ust-Nera, and Europe/Busingen.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Updated tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#1013527, BZ#1013875, BZ#1013876, BZ#1014720
Morocco extended DST by one month requiring an update to these packages. This update includes resynchronization with the latest upstream release in order to pick up the Moroccan DST change.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Updated tzdata packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#928461, BZ#928462, BZ#928463, BZ#928464
The Gaza Strip and the West Bank entered Daylight Saving Time on March 28 at midnight local time.
All users of tzdata 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 3, 4, 5, and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#980805, BZ#980807, BZ#981019, BZ#981020
Morocco does not observe DST during Ramadan. Therefore, Morocco is expected to switch to Western European Time (WET) on July 7 and resume again to Western European Summer Time (WEST) on August 10. Also, the period of DST in Israel has been extended until the last Sunday in October from the year 2013 onwards.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.
Updated tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.

Enhancement

BZ#912521, BZ#916272, BZ#916273, BZ#916274
The Chilean Government is extending the period of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the year 2013 until April the 27th. Then, Chile Standard Time (CLT) and Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) will be in effect until September the 7th when switching again to DST. With this update, the rules used for Chile time zones have been adjusted accordingly.
All users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.