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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8153044

Allow a property to control location of tzdb.dat file

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 8u71
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Description

      Submitter would like either an environment variable or a system property to control the path to tzdb.dat.

      Currently jdk8u and 9 both have pre-set path and would like to be able to override the calculated location of that file with a system property.

      Current path is hardcoded in JDK :

                  String libDir = System.getProperty("java.home") + File.separator + "lib";
                  try (DataInputStream dis = new DataInputStream(
                           new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(
                               new File(libDir, "tzdb.dat"))))) {
                      load(dis);

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            Assignee:
            coffeys Sean Coffey
            Reporter:
            shadowbug Shadow Bug
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