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PH20188: INCORRECT TIME POLICY FOR TURKEY IN COM.IBM.ICU.JAR

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The daylight saving time policy changed in Turkey in 2016 and
    the icu code has not been updated to reflect the change.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server V8.5.5 and V9.0 who are affected     *
    *                  by any daylight saving time rule change     *
    *                  since 2015.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Software using com.ibm.icu.jar          *
    *                      shipped with WebSphere                  *
    *                      Application Server might                *
    *                      display the time incorrectly in         *
    *                      Turkey.                                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    In September 2016, the Turkish government announced that the
    country would stay on Daylight Saving Time all year, which
    means that Turkish time, all year, is now 3 hours ahead of
    Greenwich Mean Time.
    Whenever there is a change to time zone rules, tables in the
    com.ibm.icu.jar become outdated.
    

Problem conclusion

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH20188

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Reported component ID

    5655I3500

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2019-12-11

  • Closed date

    2020-02-03

  • Last modified date

    2020-02-17

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WEBSPHERE FOR Z

  • Fixed component ID

    5655I3500

Applicable component levels

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Document Information

Modified date:
17 February 2020