Bug#653196: libglib2.0-0: g_time_val_from_iso8601 doesn't handle YYYY-MM-DD dates correctly

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Sun Dec 25 00:58:42 UTC 2011

Package: libglib2.0-0
Version: 2.30.2-4
Severity: normal

g_time_val_from_iso8601 doesn't handle YYYY-MM-DD dates correctly.
For instance, when debugging Liferea with:

date_parse_ISO8601 (const gchar *date)
        GTimeVal        tv;
        gboolean b;

        g_warning ("Date: %s", date);
        b = g_time_val_from_iso8601 (date, &tv);
        if (b == TRUE) {
          gchar *s;
          s = g_time_val_to_iso8601 (&tv);
          g_warning (" was: %s", s);
          g_free (s);

        return (time_t)tv.tv_sec;

I get:

** (liferea:10394): WARNING **: Date: 2011-12-24

** (liferea:10394): WARNING **:  was: 1970-08-18T05:43:44Z

** (liferea:10394): WARNING **: Date: 2011-12-22

** (liferea:10394): WARNING **:  was: 1970-08-18T06:35:12Z

Note: if g_time_val_from_iso8601 isn't meant to support YYYY-MM-DD
dates (the current documentation is unclear), then the returned
boolean should not be true!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=POSIX, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libglib2.0-0 depends on:
ii  libc6              2.13-23
ii  libffi5            3.0.10-3
ii  libpcre3           8.12-4
ii  libselinux1        2.1.0-4
ii  multiarch-support  2.13-23
ii  zlib1g             1:

Versions of packages libglib2.0-0 recommends:
ii  libglib2.0-data   2.30.2-4
ii  shared-mime-info  0.90-1

libglib2.0-0 suggests no packages.

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