invalid dst change for Argentina on Oct 5, 2008

Bug #278850 reported by Walter Pirri on 2008-10-06
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tzdata (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
tzdata (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tzdata

 Time Zone: America/Argentina/Buenos Aires

    root@spawn:~# zdump -v /etc/localtime | egrep "2007|2008|2009"
1.- /etc/localtime Sun Dec 30 02:59:59 2007 UTC = Sat Dec 29 23:59:59 2007 ART isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
2.- /etc/localtime Sun Dec 30 03:00:00 2007 UTC = Sun Dec 30 01:00:00 2007 ARST isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200
3.- /etc/localtime Sun Mar 16 01:59:59 2008 UTC = Sat Mar 15 23:59:59 2008 ARST isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200
4.- /etc/localtime Sun Mar 16 02:00:00 2008 UTC = Sat Mar 15 23:00:00 2008 ART isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
5.- /etc/localtime Sun Oct 5 02:59:59 2008 UTC = Sat Oct 4 23:59:59 2008 ART isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
6.- /etc/localtime Sun Oct 5 03:00:00 2008 UTC = Sun Oct 5 01:00:00 2008 ARST isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200
7.- /etc/localtime Sun Mar 15 01:59:59 2009 UTC = Sat Mar 14 23:59:59 2009 ARST isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200
8.- /etc/localtime Sun Mar 15 02:00:00 2009 UTC = Sat Mar 14 23:00:00 2009 ART isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
9.- /etc/localtime Sun Oct 4 02:59:59 2009 UTC = Sat Oct 3 23:59:59 2009 ART isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
10.- /etc/localtime Sun Oct 4 03:00:00 2009 UTC = Sun Oct 4 01:00:00 2009 ARST isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200

1, 2, 3, 4 are OK
5, 6, etc... Wrong

The Argentine government has not yet defined the change of daylight saving time 2008/2009.

Federico M. Pires (fpires82) wrote :

Hello, just wanted to confirm this. The time is being set an hour ahead since Oct 4.

Bests,

Changed in tzdata:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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