tzdata update, daylight saving time abolished in Brazil

Asked by Leandro Freitas on 2019-10-30


Daylight Saving Time has been permanently abolished in Brazil, according to the Senate bulletin of April 25, 2019

Will we have the tzdata package upgrade to the ubuntu_14 version?

root@XXXXXXX:~# zdump -v Brazil/East | grep 2019
zdump: warning: zone "Brazil/East" abbreviation "-03" lacks alphabetic at start
Brazil/East Sun Feb 17 01:59:59 2019 UT = Sat Feb 16 23:59:59 2019 -02 isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200
Brazil/East Sun Feb 17 02:00:00 2019 UT = Sat Feb 16 23:00:00 2019 -03 isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
Brazil/East Sun Nov 3 02:59:59 2019 UT = Sat Nov 2 23:59:59 2019 -03 isdst=0 gmtoff=-10800
Brazil/East Sun Nov 3 03:00:00 2019 UT = Sun Nov 3 01:00:00 2019 -02 isdst=1 gmtoff=-7200

root@XXXXXXX:~# dpkg -l | grep tzdata
ii tzdata 2019a-0ubuntu0.14.04 all time zone and daylight-saving time data

root@XXXXXXX:~# timedatectl status
      Local time: Wed 2019-10-30 16:49:46 -03
  Universal time: Wed 2019-10-30 19:49:46 UTC
        RTC time: Wed 2019-10-30 19:49:27
        Timezone: America/Sao_Paulo (-03, -0300)
     NTP enabled: yes
NTP synchronized: yes
 RTC in local TZ: no
      DST active: no
 Last DST change: DST ended at
                  Sat 2019-02-16 23:59:59 -02
                  Sat 2019-02-16 23:00:00 -03
 Next DST change: DST begins (the clock jumps one hour forward) at
                  Sat 2019-11-02 23:59:59 -03
                  Sun 2019-11-03 01:00:00 -02


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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :


Ubuntu 14.04 is not supported any more, except for paid extended security maintenance

If you do not pay for ESM, then you have to upgrade to a supported Ubuntu release to receive the updated time zone definition package.
If you already are an ESM customer and do not get that update, then you should probably create a bug report.

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Leandro Freitas (lcarneirofreitas) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.