[time-nuts] Gnu C Time Libraries LeapSecond support

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jul 22 11:57:58 EDT 2005

In message <072220051459.22583.42E109DB0000A128000058372205884484050E999B9A049D at comcast.net>, rlutwak at comcast.ne
t writes:
>I'm trying to figure out hte extent of LeapSecond support in the Gnu C libraries.  In many places, the documentation includes phrases like "...if LeapSecond support is enabled..."  but nowhere have I found documentation of how to enable (or use) it, or how to determine whether support is enabled i
>n my distribution.
>Can anyone out there point me to some documentation?

The leapsecond support is not enabled by default because that would break POSIX.

I belive the common source of all this is something called "tzdata" from
Arthur David Olson, and the leapsecond support is a feature of that code.

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