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valid_zoneinfo_dir? never work in OpenBSD and FreeBSD (and Solaris) #15

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nanaya opened this Issue Feb 10, 2014 · 3 comments

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nanaya commented Feb 10, 2014

This method do its validation by testing existence of zone.tab and iso3166.tab files in same directory but both {Open,Free}BSD put iso3166.tab in different directory (/usr/share/misc). It's not even called iso3166.tab but iso3166 in FreeBSD.

In Solaris (10, 11, OpenIndiana), the files are in /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/tab/country.tab (iso3166.tab) and /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/tab/zone_sun.tab (zone.tab). The files look the same as original zone data though it might be just Solaris being Solaris.

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Thank you for the report.

I'll take a look into this and try and change the zoneinfo detection to support BSD and Solaris for the next release.

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philr commented Feb 15, 2014

Thank you for the report.

I'll take a look into this and try and change the zoneinfo detection to support BSD and Solaris for the next release.

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I can confirm. I am on FreeBSD and have just stumbled upon this problem, I had to run ln -s /use/share/misc/iso3166 /usr/share/zoneinfo/iso3166.tab to fix this.

braincomb commented Mar 23, 2014

I can confirm. I am on FreeBSD and have just stumbled upon this problem, I had to run ln -s /use/share/misc/iso3166 /usr/share/zoneinfo/iso3166.tab to fix this.

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An analysis of zoneinfo data in FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenIndiana:

FreeBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Outside of the zoneinfo directory: /usr/share/misc/iso3166
    • Uses a four column format instead of the usual two column format. The additional columns are the alpha-3 and numeric-3 codes.
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

NetBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

OpenBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Outside of the zoneinfo directory: /usr/share/misc/iso3166.tab.
    • Uses the regular tz database format (two columns).
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

Solaris and OpenIndiana

  • zoneinfo directory:
    • /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo
    • Includes a src sub-directory containing the source time zone data files from the tzdata distribution.
    • Incldues a tab sub-directory containing modified versions of the tab files from the tzdata distribution.
  • iso3166.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Named tab/country.tab.
    • Uses the standard tz database format (two columns).
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Named tab/zone_sun.tab.
    • Uses a non-standard five column format, adding an alternate time zone identifier column before the comment column (set to - if there is no alternate time zone).
    • Includes a regional time zone section using lower case country codes. The third column in this section is a continent identifier instead of a timezone identifier.
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An analysis of zoneinfo data in FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris and OpenIndiana:

FreeBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Outside of the zoneinfo directory: /usr/share/misc/iso3166
    • Uses a four column format instead of the usual two column format. The additional columns are the alpha-3 and numeric-3 codes.
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

NetBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

OpenBSD

  • zoneinfo directory
    • /usr/share/zoneinfo
  • iso3166.tab
    • Outside of the zoneinfo directory: /usr/share/misc/iso3166.tab.
    • Uses the regular tz database format (two columns).
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Standard format.

Solaris and OpenIndiana

  • zoneinfo directory:
    • /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo
    • Includes a src sub-directory containing the source time zone data files from the tzdata distribution.
    • Incldues a tab sub-directory containing modified versions of the tab files from the tzdata distribution.
  • iso3166.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Named tab/country.tab.
    • Uses the standard tz database format (two columns).
  • zone.tab
    • Inside the zoneinfo directory.
    • Named tab/zone_sun.tab.
    • Uses a non-standard five column format, adding an alternate time zone identifier column before the comment column (set to - if there is no alternate time zone).
    • Includes a regional time zone section using lower case country codes. The third column in this section is a continent identifier instead of a timezone identifier.

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