Re: Needed input from Australian users and developers:; choosing timezones for Australia in D-I
On Mar 23, 2011, at 1:42 PM, Joey Hess wrote:
Rick Thomas wrote:
For what it's worth, the timezone database (as evidenced by, among
other things, the output of the "tzselect" command) is organized
mostly in terms of country/city rather than country/larger-
This is also largely misunderstood, as often two cities with different
entries in the database observe identical time zone rules today. In
cases they only differed for a week a century ago. I would not
the TZ database or tzselect anything resembling a useful UI, although
it is an interesting exercise in completism.
see shy jo, still in his own timezone!
In that case, whatever d-i does for UI, it needs to warn folks that it
may be necessary to do a "dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" after the install,
if they care about getting the details exactly right of that week in
2006 when Australia hosted the Commonwealth Games.
Call us crazy if you like, but some of us do care.