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

Rahul Amaram amaramrahul at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 14 14:18:52 PDT 2012

On Tuesday 14 August 2012 11:22 PM, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> We already have tools in place to parse the Olson data (which is 
> itself the source of the OS zoneinfo data) and update the server's 
> internal database. Typically we do that ourselves and include the 
> updated database in our subversion repository. However, it is possible 
> for that to be done independently - but we do not have instructions on 
> that at present.
Could the tool be shared so that it can be used for dynamically updating 
the calendarserver timezone database whenever tzdata package gets updated?
> Also, calendar server supports an implementation of the proposed 
> standard timezone service protocol 
> (<https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-douglass-timezone-service/>). 
> The goal with that is to allow rapid propagation of timezone data 
> changes between systems. Our server has the ability to be a "primary" 
> or "secondary" server. The former being an "authoratative" source of 
> timezone information (in our case derived directly from Olson data). 
> The later is a server that pulls its data from another timezone 
> service. The goal is to properly standardize this new protocol and 
> work on getting people to deploy servers that anyone can use.
Does this mean that I can configure calendarserver for updating its 
timezone database from another service? How do I configure this?

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