VRTSjre Package for Daylight Savings Time (DST) - Solaris x64 Platform


VRTSjre Package for Daylight Savings Time (DST) - Solaris x64 Platform


This is the VRTSjre Package for Daylight Savings Time (DST) for the Solaris x64 Platform.

Below is the README which describes this package with installation directions:

VRTSjre package for DST fix on Sun Solaris

JRE is distributed as 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
For details, refer to  http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do;?bug_id=6530336


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

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 package using following command.
              # pkginfo VRTSjre15

      b) Remove the package using following command.
              # pkgrm VRTSjre15

2) Download the VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290798.gz file to a temporary directory.

3) Uncompress the file using the "gunzip VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290798.gz" command.

4) Untar the resulting file using "tar xvf VRTSjre15_<platform>_<arch>_<version>.tar_290798" command.

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


# cksum VRTSjre15_SunOS5.7_i386_v1.5.1.4.tar_290798.gz
2215001722      29354860        VRTSjre15_SunOS5.7_i386_v1.5.1.4.tar_290798.gz

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