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8.248. tzdata

Updated tzdata packages that add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The tzdata packages contain data files with rules for various time zones.


This update contains the changes implemented in tzdata-2014h that are all related to historical transition times. In particular, transition to standard time in Asia/Novokuznetsk on Jan 5 1920 actually took place on Apr 30 1924, transition to saving time in Jamaica took place not on Apr 28 1974, but already on Jan 6. In addition, a number of African zones (Africa/Blantyre, Bujumbura, Gaborone, Harare, Kigali, Lubumbashi, and Lusaka) have been merged with Africa/Maputo, because their transition times do not differ in post-1970 era. Africa/Maseru and Africa/Mbabane have now been merged to Africa/Johannesburg for the same reason.
Users of tzdata are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add this enhancement.