Israel Daylight-saving dates have changed

Asked by MikeR on 2013-03-22

The new POSIX definitions for daylight-saving in Israel are:
 # The law has been changed (2012-11-05): As of 2013,
 # DST starts at 02:00 on the Friday before the last Sunday in March.
 # DST ends at 02:00 on the first Sunday after October 1
 # unless it occurs on the second day of the Jewish Rosh Hashana holiday, in which case,
 # DST ends a day later (i.e. at 02:00 the first Monday after October 1
Rule Zion 2013 max - Mar Fri>=23 2:00 1:00 D
Rule Zion 2013 2026 - Oct Sun>=2 2:00 0 S
Rule Zion 2027 only - Oct 4 2:00 0 S
Rule Zion 2028 2053 - Oct Sun>=2 2:00 0 S

In 2013 the change to DST is the same as before: 29-Mar-2013
However the change to Standard time has moved from 28-Sep to 6-Oct

This has been officially announced by the Knesset (Israeli parliament) but the documents are in Hebrew
I do not know whether this falls under 'bugs' or 'update request'

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I suggest you report a bug

MikeR (mike-rechtman) said : #2

A bug in what? It's not an Ubuntu thing.

The OS needs changing to reflect the new change. Presently it is

MikeR (mike-rechtman) said : #4

Bug #1158834 created.
Hopefully this will be fixed before Sept. 2013!

So it is an Ubuntu thing...

Yitzchak Gale (gale-sefer) said : #6

Unfortunately, now it is Sept. 2013 and the bug was not yet fixed. So the time is wrong by an hour on all Ubuntu-based machines in this time zone. And yes, it's an Ubuntu thing - the upstream time zone database was updated in July, and the change was already incorporated in Debian unstable and testing, but it has not yet made it into Ubuntu. Please vote for bug #1158834. Also, see that bug for a temporary work-around until this gets fixed.

There is no real 'voting' on bugs. People can add a 'This affects me too' but I'm not in that timezone so cannot. Others may find the bug and click it.

Yitzchak Gale (gale-sefer) said : #8

@actionparsnip: The number of subscribers to a bug also affects the "Bug Heat" metric, not just those who are directly affected. So you can "vote" for the bug by subscribing to it. Thanks!

Subscribe would have been a better word. It's still not a "vote" per-se

Yitzchak Gale (gale-sefer) said : #10

@actionparsnip: Point well taken.

MikeR (mike-rechtman) said : #11

Please note the discussion in bug #1158834, which is a duplicate of this bug and includes a possible fix.

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