Bug#509745: tzdata: Please restore US timezone configurations.
Please restore the ability to use US timezones as was previously
available. The current tzdata configuration loses that ability and
requires a city to be selected which is neither as correct nor as
For example, I am currently in Kansas City. KC is in US Central
Standard Time. If I could select KC as a city option and use it to
configure the timezone that would be okay. But I can't. KC is not an
available city selection option. KC is large and isn't available!
There is no way to provide a selection for every city, most of which
are much smaller, and that is not really what is needed. Quick, what
is the correct city to choose to select US Central Standard Time when
in KC? I see Winnipeg in the list and the web shows me that it is in
the same timezone so I guess Winnipeg is the best choice for me in KC.
Previously I could simply choose US Central Standard Time in order to
set the timezone to US Central Time.
Restoring the ability to choose the timezone by timezone name is
exactly what is needed. Thanks.
Workaround: Use the Etch version of /usr/sbin/tzconfig.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages tzdata depends on:
ii debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.24 Debian configuration management sy