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Raised "The file '/usr/share/zoneinfo/timeconfig' does not start with the expected header." #64

snmgian opened this issue Jan 12, 2017 · 2 comments


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snmgian commented Jan 12, 2017

The Slackware Linux distribution includes a script named timeconfig inside the zoneinfo directory.

That file is not being excluded by #load_timezone_index:

So, when doing this:

TZInfo::Timezone.all.find_all {|tz| tz.current_period.abbreviation == :some_abbrev }

will raise this error:

TZInfo::InvalidTimezoneIdentifier: The file '/usr/share/zoneinfo/timeconfig' does not start with the expected header.
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/zoneinfo_data_source.rb:205:in `rescue in load_timezone_info'
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/zoneinfo_data_source.rb:202:in `load_timezone_info'
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/timezone.rb:92:in `get'
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/timezone_proxy.rb:67:in `real_timezone'
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/timezone_proxy.rb:30:in `period_for_utc'
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/gemsets/r/gems/tzinfo-1.2.2/lib/tzinfo/timezone.rb:549:in `current_period'
	from (irb):12:in `block in irb_binding'
	from (irb):12:in `each'
	from (irb):12:in `find_all'
	from (irb):12
	from /home/gian/.rbenv/versions/2.3.0/bin/irb:11:in `<main>'

I can send a PR if you are ok to excluding that file. Thanks.

@philr philr closed this as completed in de9f4bc Jan 12, 2017
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philr commented Jan 12, 2017

Thank you for the report.

I've committed a change to ignore the timeconfig symlink.

philr added a commit that referenced this issue Mar 19, 2017
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philr commented Mar 25, 2017

The fix for this issue has now been released in version 1.2.3.

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