Summary: DST patch for Solaris 8 (timezone and libc?)

From: Michele Perucic <>
Date: Wed Mar 07 2007 - 13:30:42 EST
Thanks to all who responded.
Here's one of the clear exlanations I recieved (thanks to Darren Dunham):
The timezone patch covers all the normal timezones.  The libc patch is
for POSIX timezones (like EST5EDT) which are calculated on the fly by
libc rather than being looked up in a reference file.  The date for the
DST transitions is hardcoded there.  If you are sure that you don't use
POSIX timezones, you may not need the libc patch.
Basically, if I don't know what applications might need to use POSIX 
timezones, I'm better off installing both patches.


On Tue, 6 Mar 2007, Michele Perucic wrote:

> Hi,
> To update my Solaris 8 system do I need:
> - both the timezone patch 109809-06 and the libc patch 108993-52 or
> - just the timezone patch 109809-06 ??
> It seems that the timezone patch 109809-06 alone does the job.
> Is that right or do I still need the libc patch 108993-52?
> Thanks,
> Michele
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