Bug 6481 (int-149359)

Summary: Buenos Aires, Argentina time off by 1 hour
Product: [Maemo Official Applications] Utilities Reporter: Jeff Moe <moe>
Component: ClockAssignee: unassigned <nobody>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: core-general-bugs
Severity: normal    
Priority: Low CC: andre_klapper
Version: 5.0/(2.2009.51-1)   
Target Milestone: 5.0/(10.2010.19-1)   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   

Description Jeff Moe (reporter) 2009-12-01 20:57:16 UTC
Maemo 5

1. Tap Clock
2. Add New World Clock for Buenos Aires, Argentina
3. Look at time it says it is.

The correct time for Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The time is off by one hour. The system thinks Buenos Aires is GMT -2, when it
really is GMT -3.


The time was *supposed* to change on Sunday October 18th, 2009. It didn't
because the Argentina government, with zero foresight, decided against it *TWO
DAYS BEFORE* on Friday October 16th, 2009. Total idiots.


You can check a site like this to see the correct time:

The same bug in Fedora and Debian FWIW:

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20091105 Fedora/3.5.5-1.fc12 Firefox/3.5.5
Comment 1 timeless 2009-12-16 20:50:40 UTC
the "bug" is actually of course in the system time zone data (ours of course
was stale)

this should be fixed in:
glibc 2.5.1-1eglibc22+0m5

I'm not going to do the full marking bits because I don't know how they go, but
I'm sure andre will come along and add them shortly :).
Comment 2 Jeff Moe (reporter) 2010-01-12 20:39:33 UTC
Debian had this fixed in 11 days. Fedora pushed an update *the same day* and
had the update generally available the next day. Two days. Apparently this fix
isn't even in PR1.1. This is a one-liner to fix.

Nokia needs to realize that it can't push enormous drops of code on a single
day every 6 months and keep pace. Incremental daily updates need to be done.
Check how Debian/Fedora and every other major distribution do things. They do
it this way for a reason...Learn it.
Comment 3 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-01-12 20:56:50 UTC
Agreeing, but a completely wrong place to post this and nobody will see it
Comment 4 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-01-22 13:41:51 UTC
This has been fixed in package
glibc 2.5.1-1eglibc22+0m5
which is part of the internal build version
(Note: 2009/2010 is the year, and the number after is the week.)

A future public update released with the year/week later than this internal
build version will include the fix. (This is not always already the next public
Please verify that this new version fixes the bug by marking this bug report as
VERIFIED after the public update has been released and if you have some time.

To answer popular followup questions:
 * Nokia does not announce release dates of public updates in advance.
 * There is currently no access to these internal, non-public build versions.
   A Brainstorm proposal to change this exists at
Comment 5 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-03-15 20:57:04 UTC
Setting explicit PR1.2 milestone (so it's clearer in which public release the
fix will be available to users).

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