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Bug 749591 (zic-slim) - [TRACKER] Packages failing with sys-libs/timezone-data[zic-slim]
Summary: [TRACKER] Packages failing with sys-libs/timezone-data[zic-slim]
Alias: zic-slim
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
Keywords: Tracker
Depends on: 747538 749594 749597 751784
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Reported: 2020-10-16 21:15 UTC by Louis Sautier (sbraz)
Modified: 2022-02-20 06:27 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Louis Sautier (sbraz) gentoo-dev 2020-10-16 21:15:53 UTC
With sys-libs/timezone-data-2020b, zoneinfo files are now created as slim bloats instead of fat by default.
This seems to break multiple packages.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-10-29 07:59:34 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 4a61474bfd7a0602fd7c5902105713c53ed2a520
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2020-10-29 07:57:38 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2020-10-29 07:59:28 +0000

    profiles/package.mask: unmask new sys-libs/timezone-data
    USE=zic-slim is disabled by default. That should make new
    versions usable by default for most of users.
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 profiles/package.mask | 5 -----
 1 file changed, 5 deletions(-)

commit 3cec5bd675c583b39c72eb2df45bc8f2ea342a12
Author:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
AuthorDate: 2020-10-29 07:55:46 +0000
Commit:     Sergei Trofimovich <>
CommitDate: 2020-10-29 07:59:27 +0000

    sys-libs/timezone-data: add USE=zic-slim (disable by default)
    Many programs can't handle "slim" format of /usr/share/zoneinfo.
    Expose an USE flag to allow ease switching back and forth while
    using up to date zoneinfo data.
    Package-Manager: Portage-3.0.8, Repoman-3.0.2
    Signed-off-by: Sergei Trofimovich <>

 sys-libs/timezone-data/metadata.xml               | 4 ++++
 sys-libs/timezone-data/timezone-data-2020d.ebuild | 7 ++++++-
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)