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Bug#442856: tzsetup-udeb: tzsetup in installer has no UTC option

Quoting Michael Stone (mstone@debian.org):
> Package: tzsetup-udeb
> Severity: normal
> I'm not sure if this is the right package. The problem seems to be that
> in the etch installer, if you select a locale, e.g., en-US, you only get
> to choose time zones associated with that locale. It would be nice if
> every locale had UTC as an option, for those who don't want to keep
> their systems in local time (or even a way to choose from all available
> time zones, if their time zone doesn't have anything to do with the
> language they're choosing). It is, of course, possible to set this after
> the install is finished, but that's kind of a pain.

Choosing a timezone has nothign to do with the HW clock being set to
UTC so I'll assuml you mean choosing the UTC +00:00 timezone.

This is possible and has indeed been explained many many times.

The question about the "country or area" which you get as second
question in default installs  is not a question about the
system's locale, it is really a question about the place the system is
installed at.

The first selection certainly shows a list of countries that are
related to the chosen language, but it offers a "Other" option. So,
people who install systems in other countries really should choose
this option.

So, if you are, say in Russia, and install in English, then choose
*English* then *Russia* as country. If you choose "USA", then you get
what you deserve and, when the timzeone selection comes, you're
prompted with US timezones.

If you choose Russia, then everything that's location-related,
including the timezone, will be set up according to your choice of
Russia, without affecting the final system's locale, which will still
be en_US.

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