Veritas Enterprise Administrator 3.3 package for 2007 Daylight Saving Time changes in Veritas Storage Foundation 5.x for Solaris

Article:TECH53026  |  Created: 2007-01-07  |  Updated: 2008-01-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH53026
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Veritas Enterprise Administrator 3.3 package for 2007 Daylight Saving Time changes in Veritas Storage Foundation 5.x for Solaris

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This package applies to the Veritas Enterprise Administrator (VEA) 3.3 package for 2007 Daylight Saving Time(DST) changes in Veritas Storage Foundation 5.x for Solaris. This package is made available to update the Veritas Enterprise Administrator 3.3 package to support the new 2007 Daylight Saving Time changes.

For a description of this package and installation instructions refer to this README below:

VRTSjre package for DST fix on Sun Solaris
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JRE is distributed as a native package format for both 1.4(VRTSjre) and 1.5(VRTSjre15) versions.

A bug, which breaks the functionality of DST when using EST, MST, and HST abbreviations, has been reported in the latest jdk versions.
For details, refer to  http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do;?bug_id=6530336

Resolution
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This year, the U.S. has changed the way Daylight Savings will be handled.  The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the U.S. beginning in 2007. DST change now  starts  on the second Sunday of March and ends  on the first Sunday of November.  Many regions of Canada and Mexico have and are expected to follow suit as well.

The Symantec-provided Java Runtime Environments (JRE) VRTSjre15, will be affected by the upcoming changes in DST as a result of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This will cause the time reported internally by the JRE to be off by 1 hour for 4 weeks each year, causing incorrect date and time processing for Symantec applications relying on these JREs. The new DST rules will go into effect in March 2007.

In order to comply with the DST changes, updates to the JREs have been provided.


Patch Installation
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The Solaris package is distributed in the native format. Use the "pkgadd" program to install this package.

Steps: Replace VRTSjre15 with VRTSjre for installation of VRTSjre 1.4 package.

1) Remove the package if it exists.
    a) Verify the availability of the package using the following command:
       # pkginfo -l VRTSjre15
    b) Remove the package using the following command:
       # pkgrm VRTSjre15

2) Download the VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290484.gz file to a temporary directory.

3) Uncompress the file using the "gunzip VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290484.gz" command.

4) Untar the resulting file using the "tar xvf VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290484" command.

5) Install the package using the "pkgadd -d . VRTSjre15" command.
You need to have root permissions to install this package.


Dependencies
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None

# cksum VRTSjre15_SunOS5.7_sparc_v1.5.1.4.tar_290484.gz
98927295        38160433        VRTSjre15_SunOS5.7_sparc_v1.5.1.4.tar_290484.gz


Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value1033826
DescriptionUpgrade JREs to support new Daylight Saving Time requirement


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290484


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH53026


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