Comment 7 for bug 49068

Mike Green (mikey-badpenguins) wrote :

The reason it reports an incorrect time zone is because sun java uses its own time zone database. As far as I can tell anything below 1.6 needs to be patched for the upcoming DST changes. I have had to run the timezone updater from Sun since no backports have been made available. An awful lot of people who run java apps are in for a surprise on March 11th.

The timezone updater is documented here:

http://java.sun.com/javase/tzupdater_README.html

You have to register to download it. Installing the patch will, of course, overwrite files installed by the original package, which is never a good thing. Until a backport becomes available I have no other option....