[CentOS-devel] [urgent] Please, push tzdata update from CR into main 6.0 repo.

R P Herrold herrold at centos.org
Wed Nov 2 13:37:15 EDT 2011


On Wed, 2 Nov 2011, Alex/AT wrote:

> The "tzdata-2011h-3.el6.noarch.rpm" needs to be pushed into mainline 6.0 repo 
> ASAP. The mainline 6.0 repo version of tzdata contains no update for latest 
> Russian (and maybe some others, don't know) timezone changes, causing major 
> headaches.

and yet I see in today's stream: tzdata-2011l-4.el6.src.rpm

... this particular package is usually a trivial package to 
rebuild -- BUT THE Java related one is NOT.  Local authorities 
dont plan ahead, and fixing the matter is already documented 
in the wiki with the 'rebuilding SRPMs' article

Coming up with a policy for 'special casing' CR matter into 
updates seems like a discussion we need to have first.  I am 
not against doing so in limited cases. but we need to consider 
the liklihood of breaking update path, and indeed, running 
installs, first

-- Russ herrold


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