[Bug 1031836] Re: Wrong timezone data for Port-au-Prince, Haiti: DST offset is ignored
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Thu Sep 13 04:40:22 UTC 2012
This bug was fixed in the package tzdata - 2012e-0ubuntu0.11.04
tzdata (2012e-0ubuntu0.11.04) natty-proposed; urgency=low
* New upstream release 2012e:
- Fixes timezone data for Port-au-Prince, Haiti (LP: #1031836)
* Update debian/copyright and debian/watch for new upstream.
-- Adam Conrad <adconrad at ubuntu.com> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:43:23 -0600
** Changed in: tzdata (Ubuntu Lucid)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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Wrong timezone data for Port-au-Prince, Haiti: DST offset is ignored
Status in “tzdata” package in Ubuntu:
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All users affected by this time zone.
Minimal, no code change and addresses the latest upstream time differences.
I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and despite choosing Port-au-Prince
from the global map in Ubiquity, the time zone / resulting time is
wrong. It will show for example 8AM when in fact it is 9AM. I've
compared this with local time (radio, local mobile phones) and with
different Internet sources to confirm.
TimeAndDate.com reports the following correct information:
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight saving time: +1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
Time zone abbreviation: EDT - Eastern Daylight Time
Daylight Saving Time DST started on dimanche 11 mars 2012, 02 h 00 local standard time
DST ends on dimanche 4 novembre 2012, 02 h 00 local daylight time
It's even more interesting that this change only happens *this year*:
I believe any Ubuntu system (and probably other Debian derivatives)
running in this timezone are 1 hoour late as a result.
UPATE: This was fixed in tzdata 20120c1 and above, however such version won't be updated in Ubuntu for some time (low priority according to Canonical). To check your version: dpkg -l tzdata
A workaround is provided in the comments below.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: tzdata 2012b-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-27.43-generic 3.2.21
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-27-generic x86_64
Date: Wed Aug 1 11:08:57 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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