glibc-zoneinfo (SSA:2007-283-01)
Posted on: 10/11/2007 09:42 AM

New glibc-zoneinfo packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, and 12.0 to update the timezone tables to the latest versions. If you've noticed your clock has wandered off, these packages should fix the problem.

This isn't really a "security issue" (or is a minor one), but it's an important fix nevertheless.

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to timezone data from tzcode2007h and tzdata2007h.
This contains the latest timezone data from NIST, including some important
changes to daylight savings time in Brasil and New Zealand.

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 8.1:

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 8.1 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.2.5-i386-4_slack8.1.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.1-noarch-6_slack9.0.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.2-noarch-3_slack9.1.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.2-noarch-8_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.4-noarch-3_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.5-noarch-8_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.3.6-noarch-8_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
f523b5d2fcc4dc5131bd34a669318866 glibc-zoneinfo-2.5-noarch-5_slack12.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg glibc-zoneinfo-2.5-noarch-5_slack12.0.tgz


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