Is there a way to manually update the time zone definitions (“tz” database formerly known as the “Olson database“)?
For example, the Java platform provides the TZUpdater tool to install, and even build, a fresh copy of the tz data.
Is there some such tool or workaround for Mac OS X?
I know Apple tends to include updates to the tz database as a part of the regular system updates. But sometimes last minute changes are made to take effect sooner than Apple may release a system update. Also, for older versions of Mac OS X no longer updated by Apple may need fresh time zone data.