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

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Sep 16 23:09:44 EDT 2003

Brett C. wrote:

> 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.

Well, Jordan emailed me personally with the result of running RH 6.1 and 
RH 6.2 under VMWare; both passed (thanks, Jordan)!  So, does anyone have 
any objections to me checking this in, or do people feel this is not 
enough testing to show the patch does what it needs to?

And a question on patching configure.pre.in: is that all I have to patch 
or do I need to run reconfigure and then also patch configure.in?


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