java timezone data files
avg at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jun 21 10:03:47 UTC 2011
Just in case:
It would be cool if Someone could produce a proper solution at last.
on 19/06/2011 23:54 Jilles Tjoelker said the following:
> Various Java ports want a "tzupdater" from Sun/Oracle which can be
> annoying to download. I noticed that Ubuntu/Debian do not need this
> tzupdater and have a package with timezone data files for Java. It turns
> out that these files can be generated on FreeBSD as well.
> A page about the Debian package is at
> The interesting part is the .debian.tar.gz tarball in the "Download
> Source Package" section, for example
> This contains a patch debian/patches/java.diff with additional files
> that Java needs and a file debian/rules which says how to build it.
> The original source simply contains what we have in head
> src/contrib/tzdata, plus three files solar87, solar88 and solar89.
> I am using openjdk6 because Debian also uses it for this purpose.
> Unfortunately, the port does not install javazic.jar but it is in the
> work directory as build/bsd-i586/btjars/javazic.jar .
> After copying our tzdata to a temporary directory and applying Debian's
> java.diff to it, the following command creates the data files (in
> java -jar \
> /usr/ports/java/openjdk6/work/build/bsd-i586/btjars/javazic.jar \
> -V 2011g -d tzgen-java \
> africa antarctica asia australasia europe northamerica southamerica \
> etcetera factory backward systemv pacificnew \
> gmt jdk11_backward
> This gives a few error messages but generates files.
> These files are quite similar to those in /usr/local/jdk1.6.0/jre/lib/zi
> and Europe/Amsterdam even matches exactly. Replacing the files, java
> from jdk1.6.0 still appears to work correctly, although I do not know
> how to test this more thoroughly.
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