separating tzdata and XML::Parser scriptlets

g.esp at g.esp at
Tue Mar 5 01:56:13 PST 2013

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> De: "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at>
> À: "ALFS Discussion and Development List" <alfs-discuss at>
> Envoyé: Dimanche 3 Mars 2013 18:36:06
> Objet: Re: separating tzdata and XML::Parser scriptlets
> Pierre Labastie wrote:
> > Although Armin seems to think otherwise, tzdata and
> > XML::Parser are not parts of respectively glibc and
> > Perl. So, if doing package management, they should be
> > packaged separately.
> For many years, tzdata was embedded into glibc.  It is really data for
> glibc to use with the zic command installed with glibc.  I don't think
> it makes sense to separate this from glibc.
Yes, that was the past.
Now, there is no reason but history to continue that way to build both together.
glibc and tzdata are released completely separately and it is simply easier to manage them separately.
I have done both. It is very convenient to just rebuild a new tzdata without rebuilding glibc.


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