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Bug 258802 - sys-libs/timezone-data: file collisions with older glibc versions
Summary: sys-libs/timezone-data: file collisions with older glibc versions
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-02-12 23:29 UTC by crox
Modified: 2009-02-15 21:57 UTC (History)
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Description crox 2009-02-12 23:29:29 UTC
sys-libs/glibc versions older than 2.3.5-r3 included the files in /usr/share/zoneinfo and the following binaries:

- /usr/bin/tzselect
- /usr/sbin/zdump
- /usr/sbin/zic

Newer (>= 2.3.5-r3) versions of glibc depend on sys-libs/timezone-data, but timezone-data doesn't depend on any specific version of glibc (this would create a circular dependency).

The consequence is that if you have an old glibc installed, you'll get tons of file collision errors when emerging sys-libs/timezone-data.

My suggestion is to add a warning to the timezone-data indicating the likely cause of file collision errors as well as possible solutions (ie update glibc or use COLLISION_IGNORE).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge sys-libs/timezone-data on a system with sys-libs/glibc < 2.3.5-r3
Actual Results:  
see above

Expected Results:  
see above