[CalendarServer-dev] Can calendarserver parse libc zoneinfo files?

Rahul Amaram amaramrahul at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 14 13:45:43 PDT 2012

Here is a brief description of the problem:

"The problem is that timezone updates happen frequently. Therefore
timezones were split out of the glibc package so they can be updated
separately via volatile.debian.org and point release updates. Every
package that ships it's own timezone information needs extra care (which
usually means it gets outdated rather quickly). So the goal is to use
glibc's timezones from the tzdata package (which e.g. python-dateutil
uses) everywhere."

I am not sure how best to handle this problem. The best obvious solution 
would be to configure calendarserver to use this timezone database. But, 
looking at the code for pycalendar, I really doubt if calendarserver 
will be able to parse libc zoneinfo files. The only other option is to 
generate the ics files from the zoneinfo database.

Any suggestion on how to handle this problem would be appreciated.


More information about the calendarserver-dev mailing list