[Python-Dev] Trying to fix time.tzset detection for 2.3.1

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Sep 16 12:53:41 EDT 2003

Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     Brett> Well, Kurt Kaiser wrote up a patch (
>     Brett> http://www.python.org/sf/762934 ) that seems sound.  I have
>     Brett> gotten zero responses from anyone to test it on Red Hat 6.1 and a
>     Brett> remember that some people here were helping to test last time (I
>     Brett> also remember this led to the creation of a wiki page listing
>     Brett> platforms various people could test things on but I can't find
>     Brett> the page).
> That would be:
>     http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/moinmoin/PythonTesters
> I see Kurt Kaiser as the only person listed who can test for RH < 6.2.
> Perhaps you should broadcast a call for testers to c.l.py, referring to the
> above page and asking in particular for RH 6.1 folks to chime in.

Jordan Krushen pointed out that the patch is actually opened against RH 
6.2, not 6.1 like I originally said.  But I don't think it is that big 
of an issue since there is a bug report for this against SuSE.  I think 
the key thing here is an older version of glibc since that would be what 
defines the tzset function.

But I will consider sending a note out to c.l.py about this.  Thanks for 
the suggestion, Skip.


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