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Bug 751784 - dev-libs/glib with sys-libs/timezone-data[zic-slim]: improper DST switch
Summary: dev-libs/glib with sys-libs/timezone-data[zic-slim]: improper DST switch
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Blocks: zic-slim
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Reported: 2020-10-29 17:32 UTC by Maciej S. Szmigiero
Modified: 2020-12-05 18:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Maciej S. Szmigiero 2020-10-29 17:32:09 UTC
dev-libs/glib with sys-libs/timezone-data[zic-slim] does not switch from DST correctly for some time zones, at least for CE(S)T.

The upstream fix is here:

In addition to the above, its good to also include

The second fix alone, as suggested in some other bugs, is NOT sufficient.

These two above apply cleanly to glib and make the DST parsing work properly again, so they should be included in dev-libs/glib ebuild.

Tested with xfce4 panel clock applet, which otherwise displays DST time even though it has already ended for this year.
Comment 1 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2020-12-05 17:42:22 UTC
Thanks. Looks like both of these commits are in v2.66.3.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-12-05 18:49:05 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit c535e168fb7b161aa8166ef5e157fe214edba8ba
Author:     Matt Turner <>
AuthorDate: 2020-12-05 16:12:30 +0000
Commit:     Matt Turner <>
CommitDate: 2020-12-05 18:48:10 +0000

    dev-libs/glib: Version bump to 2.66.3
    Signed-off-by: Matt Turner <>

 dev-libs/glib/Manifest           |   1 +
 dev-libs/glib/glib-2.66.3.ebuild | 291 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 292 insertions(+)