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From: reiter@tornado (Peter Moulder)
Subject: What are exact Daylight Saving rules in Victoria, Aust
Date: 1995/10/28
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My Linux distribution, slackware, has an incorrect 
/{usr,var}/lib/zoneinfo/localtime .

Can someone please either:
 a) send me a correct one!
 b) tell me the rules for Daylight Saving, as well as (preferably) some 
history of when it changed (just so that past timestamps display correctly), 
and I'll write a correct localtime file and post it here; or
 c) tell me where I can get the above information.

Just one other thing: my tzfile(5) man page says that the format
"begin[s] with bytes reserved for future use", but it doesn't say
how many bytes.  In my file it's 24 bytes, but if anyone has any
reason to believe that someone else's machine might have a different
number (despite the fact that the numbers are carefully specified in 
"standard" ---i.e. big-endian--- byte order when my Intel linux box is 
little-endian), I'd be interested to hear.

pjm.

From: egg...@twinsun.com (Paul Eggert)
Subject: Re: What are exact Daylight Saving rules in Victoria, Aust
Date: 1995/10/29
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reiter@tornado (Peter Moulder) writes:

> My Linux distribution, slackware, has an incorrect 
> /{usr,var}/lib/zoneinfo/localtime .
> Can someone please ... tell me where I can get the above information.

The latest version is in
ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata95j.tar.gz
but it claims that Victoria hasn't changed the rules for the spring
transition since 1987 (see below).  If you know better, please send a
bug report to t...@elsie.nci.nih.gov.

# Australia

# Rule	NAME	FROM	TO	TYPE	IN	ON	AT	SAVE	LETTER/S
Rule	Aus	1895	only	-	Jan	 1	0:00	0	-
# Shanks gives 1917 Jan 1 0:01; go with Whitman (and guess 2:00).
Rule	Aus	1916	only	-	Oct	 1	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	Aus	1917	only	-	Mar	25	2:00	0	-
Rule	Aus	1942	only	-	Jan	 1	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	Aus	1942	only	-	Mar	29	2:00	0	-
Rule	Aus	1942	only	-	Sep	27	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	Aus	1943	1944	-	Mar	lastSun	2:00	0	-
Rule	Aus	1943	only	-	Oct	 3	2:00	1:00	-

# ...

# Victoria
# Rule	NAME	FROM	TO	TYPE	IN	ON	AT	SAVE	LETTER/S
Rule	AV	1971	1985	-	Oct	lastSun	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	AV	1972	only	-	Feb	27	3:00	0	-
Rule	AV	1973	1985	-	Mar	Sun>=1	3:00	0	-
Rule	AV	1986	1990	-	Mar	Sun>=15	3:00	0	-
Rule	AV	1986	only	-	Oct	19	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	AV	1987	max	-	Oct	lastSun	2:00	1:00	-
Rule	AV	1991	1994	-	Mar	Sun>=1	3:00	0	-
Rule	AV	1995	max	-	Mar	lastSun	3:00	0	-
# Zone	NAME		GMTOFF	RULES	FORMAT	[UNTIL]
Zone Australia/Melbourne 9:39:52 -	LMT	1895 Feb
			10:00	-	EST	1917 Jan 1 0:01
			10:00	Aus	EST	1971 Oct 31 2:00
			10:00	AV	EST

From: etr...@arneb.atnf.csiro.au (Euan Troup)
Subject: Re: What are exact Daylight Saving rules in Victoria, Aust
Date: 1995/10/29
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In article <46tki0$...@otis.netspace.net.au>, reiter@tornado (Peter
Moulder) writes:
>My Linux distribution, slackware, has an incorrect 
>/{usr,var}/lib/zoneinfo/localtime .
>
>Can someone please either:
> c) tell me where I can get the above information.

Try ftp://munnari.oz.au/pub/tzdata95i.tar.gz

cheers,

Euan.
-- 
Euan Troup, etr...@atnf.csiro.au    Australia Telescope, Parkes Observatory.
Phone: +61 68 61 1727		Fax: +61 68 1730
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