[El-errata] ELEA-2016-0463 Oracle Linux 7 tzdata enhancement update

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Fri Mar 18 12:02:26 PDT 2016

Oracle Linux Enhancement Advisory ELEA-2016-0463


The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Rebase to 2016b
   - New zones Europe/Astrakhan and Europe/Ulyanovsk for Astrakhan and
     Ulyanovsk Oblasts, Russia, both of which will switch from +03 to +04 on
     2016-03-27 at 02:00 local time.  They need distinct zones since their
     post-1970 histories disagree.  New zone Asia/Barnaul for Altai Krai and
     Altai Republic, Russia, which will switch from +06 to +07 on the 
same date
     and local time.  The Astrakhan change is already official; the 
others have
     passed the first reading in the State Duma and are extremely likely.
     Also, Asia/Sakhalin moves from +10 to +11 on 2016-03-27 at 02:00.
   - As a trial of a new system that needs less information to be made up,
     the new zones use numeric time zone abbreviations like "+04"
     instead of invented abbreviations like "ASTT".
   - Haiti will not observe DST in 2016.
   - Palestine's spring-forward transition on 2016-03-26 is at 01:00, 
not 00:00.
     Guess future transitions will be March's last
     Saturday at 01:00, not March's last Friday at 24:00.

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