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For some strange reason pg_timezone_names view is empty. Is there a way to recreate it?

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select pg_timezone_names(); returns 0 rows –  Alex Aug 8 '13 at 9:30

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The pg_timezone_names view is populated when the server starts - it recursively reads the timezone files from <your Postgres dir>/share/timezone and they are used to provide data for the view.

Double check that the files exist (as they should in a full installation) and that the user you are running the database under has read permission on all of the directories and files under <your Postgres dir>/share/timezone.

You'll need to restart the RDBMS for changes to take effect.

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