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PH31370: UPDATE ICU4J TIME ZONE INFORMATION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Update the ICU4J library with the latest time zone information
    available
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:  All users of IBM WebSphere Application      *
    *                  Server                                      *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Time zone tables in ICU4J need to be    *
    *                      updated to the current version.         *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    WebSphere Application Server includes the open source
    component ICU4J (International Components for Unicode for Java)
    which contains a time zone database.
    As governing bodies around the world change rules related to
    time zones, time zone boundaries, UTC-offets and daylight
    saving time, the time zone database in the ICU4J library needs
    to be updated. This allows WebSphere Application Server to
    access the correct local time.
    The database used by ICU4J is maintained by IANA (Internet
    Assigned Numbers Authority ( https://www.iana.org/time-zones ).
    

Problem conclusion

  • This APAR updates the ICU4J time zone database to version 2020d,
    released 2020-10-21, by IANA. No source code is updated.  Only
    the time zone tables are updated.
    
    The fix for this APAR is targeted for inclusion in fix pack
    8.5.5.19 and 9.0.5.7. For more information, see 'Recommended
    Updates for WebSphere Application Server':
    https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/715553
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PH31370

  • Reported component name

    WEBSPHERE APP S

  • Reported component ID

    5724J0800

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-11-09

  • Closed date

    2020-11-17

  • Last modified date

    2020-11-17

  • 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 APP S

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J0800

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB36","label":"IBM Automation"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU053","label":"Cloud & Data Platform"},"Product":{"code":"SSEQTP","label":"WebSphere Application Server"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"850"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
18 November 2020