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Bug #67290 Daylight Saving Time not set correctly for Africa/Cairo
Submitted: 2014-05-16 08:18 UTC Modified: 2014-05-16 10:18 UTC
From: qooban at gmail dot com Assigned: derick (profile)
Status: Closed Package: timezonedb (PECL)
PHP Version: 5.5.12 OS: Windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2014-05-16 08:18 UTC] qooban at gmail dot com
This year Egypt re-introduced DST: and probably PHP Date/Time methods shall be updated according to that change.

It looks like Egypt is going to have 4 time changes this year: 

Test script:
I use the following code to get current time offset for Africa/Cairo time-zone.

  $date_time = new DateTime('now', new DateTimeZone('Africa/Cairo')); 
  echo $date_time->format('P, I');

Today (2014-05-16) it returns "+02:00, 0" when it shall return "+03:00, 1".


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 [2014-05-16 10:18 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: derick
 [2014-05-16 10:18 UTC]
Thank you for your bug report. This issue has already been fixed
in the latest released version of PHP, which you can download at

This is already fixed in the latest release of the timezonedb (—released 3 days ago. This package is a drop in replacement meant to provide updates for short-notice DST changes (like Egypt did this year).
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