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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.