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bug#26238: core-updates: Fix time zone bug in `date` 8.26

From: Marius Bakke
Subject: bug#26238: core-updates: Fix time zone bug in `date` 8.26
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:42:43 +0100
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> writes:

> After discussion on #guix, Ludovic and I decided to try grafting
> coreutils to fix a bug in `date` that breaks converting between time
> zones.
> But, I'm not sure how to handle coreutils-final from (gnu packages
> commencement).
> Any advice?

It looks like coreutils-final can e.g.
(inherit (coreutils)
         (replacement #f)).

However, I'm unable to test it since the datetime fix requires this
patch to the bundled gnulib:

...but it doesn't apply cleanly:

"5 out of 24 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file lib/parse-datetime.y.rej"

Maybe we should try to graft 8.27 instead?

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