Mark this package as volatile

Bug #724044 reported by Olivier Mengué on 2011-02-24
This bug affects 2 people
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libdatetime-timezone-perl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: libdatetime-timezone-perl

This package provides TimeZone information to Perl programs using the DateTime module.
So this module should be updated with the same policy as the 'tzdata' package, which means being volatile. See

See this message on the DateTime mailing list as a reference:
>Obviously timezone data is liable to
>change quickly, and the regular Debian processes for stability of code
>aren't appropriate. It turns out that Debian do make exceptions to the
>usual stability policy for necessarily-volatile packages. Their tzdata
>package is subject to such an exception.
>The nature of the exception is an auxiliary package source,
>which one has to select specially in /etc/apt/sources.list, in the
>same way that one selects security updates. Up until lenny, this
>was managed as a relatively independent "Debian volatile" project
> <>. From squeeze onwards, it's hosted
>on the main package servers.
>We should ask for the libdatetime-timezone-perl package to routinely go
>the volatile route, the same way the tzdata package does.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in libdatetime-timezone-perl (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
KyL416 (kyl416) wrote :

Any update on making this happen?

One of the latest tzdata changes involved Turkey staying in DST year round, since Ubuntu's perl package is on 2016f and that change was added in 2016g, it's causing problems with tv_grab_tr from xmltv.

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