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** Tags added: kubuntu

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  timezone parser in qt-5.5 breaks KDE clock

Status in qtbase-opensource-src package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in qtbase-opensource-src source package in Xenial:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  [ Impact ]

  People in certain timezones have buggy time conversions in all Qt

  [ Test Case ]

  See bug report.

  [ Regression Potential ]

  Should be low, in upstream LTS release and includes unit tests during
  build time.

  --- original bug report ---

  For a set of timezones in tzdata-2016*
  Qt parser produces wrong result in
  Qt versions earlier than 5.6.

  In kubuntu-16.04 xenial xerus the most annoying
  issue is broken digital clock plasmoid on the default KDE panel
  if system timezone is set to e.g. Asia/Novosibirsk.
  All Qt programs that attempts to convert time to non-default
  timezone are affected as well in xenial and earlier ubuntu released
  including ubuntu-14.04 LTS trusty.

  I consider the bug is nasty enough for updating Qt in LTS ubuntu

  The upstream bug is https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-53071
  "QTimeZone mishandles tzdata 2016b and later in Russia, Kazakhstan".
  The direct link to the patch that fixes the problem is

  I have rebuilt qtbase-opensource-src-5.5.1+dfsg (-16ubuntu7.1)
  from sources with the patch applied and the bug has gone away.

  A bit more details.

  I faced the problem with Kubuntu 16.04.1, x86_64.
  Asia/Novosibirsk has UTC+07:00 offset last a couple of months
  but KDE clock shows a time that has offset of 14 hours from the actual wall 
  so it is rather unusable.
  Command line tool "date" reports correct local time.
  KDE digital clock works correctly in e.g. Asia/Krasnoyarsk timezone.
  It as a workaround if time transition history does not matter.

  Some other timezones affected by the bug (tzdata-2106f)
  file europe:
  file asia:

  A simple program to demonstrate the problem:

  #include <QDebug>
  #include <QTimeZone>
  #include <QDateTime>

  int main() {
          QTimeZone tz = QTimeZone(QTimeZone::systemTimeZoneId());
          QDateTime current = QDateTime::currentDateTime();
          qDebug() << "current offset" << tz.offsetFromUtc(current);
          return 0;

  It reports 0 for incorrectly parsed timezones.

  The only thing that bothers me is that I had to disable tests
  when was rebuilding libqt5core5a_5.5.1+dfsg-16ubuntu7.1_amd64.deb
  using dpg-buildpackage. Otherwise I got error with cmake
  in tests/auto/cmake/. Cmake was unable to find qt libraries
  in the build tree.

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