How can I immediately update my glibc locales to support the new Japanese era name?

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Issue

  • I did read Does the change of the Japanese Era affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux?, how can I verify if my installed glibc implements the new Japanese era name which will be used from 2019-05-01 onwards?
  • How can I immediately update my glibc locales to support the new Japanese era name?
  • If there is no official glibc available for my RHEL system, is there some workaround so I can use the new era name? Are there side effects or downsides of the workaround?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), major versions 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
  • glibc locales, specifically ja_JP
  • Japanese era name

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