tzdata for Old Red Hat System?

Anyone know where I could find an RPM that would work with Red Hat 7.0/7.1/7.3/8.0 for the new Indianapolis Time Zone?

On my Fedora systems I installed tzdata-2006b-1.noarch.rpm and it works great.

I suppose I could build a new /etc/localtime file for the RH7, RH8 systems myself, but I thought I'd check with you guys first.

Dave

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Update RH80 src RPM

I've build a RH8.0 SRC RPM with updated tzdata from the fedora 6 tzdata RPM.

http://inoc.com/redhat/glibc-2.3.2-4.80.8tz.src.rpm

YMMV

Source for source

I still have a Redhat 6 and 9 systems, so I'm in a similar boat.

I just read that the time change will be 11 March this year, so less than a month to solve this.

Found this page with links to the source and how to compile. It's been a while, but I could make an RPM with the product from my platforms, but don't know if it would be compatible.

http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm

Re: tzdata for Old Red Hat System?

The problem is such:
Vibration data was recorded on these systems, and the data is recorded using the UNIX time stamp. i.e. seconds since Jan 1, 1970. If you go back and pull these up and have set your timezone to Eastern (NYC) time, then the time stamps ended up being shifted in the months that Eastern time was on DST. i.e. if you look at data from August of last year it will appear to be an hour later than it was actually taken. This isn't a big deal but when you have log files that tell you when certain events occured in human readable form...i.e. engine starts, accels, etc...you can't line up the data. I think the only option is to download the tzdata and tzcode source and compile our own Indianapolis /etc/localtime file for those systems. Unless there are some RH 7.2 or 7.3 or 8.0 patch rpms out there...which doesn't look bloody likely.

answer

Just download the latest Fedora tzdata RPM and do a --force on the install.

Cheers,
Dave Brown

Re: tzdata for Old Red Hat System?

I've seen recommendations that the timezone data be updated and the timezone be left as East-Indiana or Indianapolis. If updates for those timezones aren't available, what harm would it cause to just switch the timezone to Eastern?

Re: tzdata for Old Red Hat System?

More info: I tried to download the SRC RPM and rpmbuild -ba --rebuild --recompile tzdata.spec

After the RPM builds I get:

rpm -Uvh --test tzdata-2006b-1.noarch.rpm
error: failed dependencies:
glibc-common <= 2.3.2-63 conflicts with tzdata-2006b-1

I could always...
rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps --test tzdata-2006b-1.noarch.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

But I think that might be bad.