Quoting Michael Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org): > Avoiding time zone math is another excellent reason for global > organizations to simply use UTC. You'll do another kind of maths...just at different moments. What if a power shutdown is locally planned in the place the server is hosted-->you'll do reverse math to decide when you plan the shutdown in the server's crontab. Same actions if you plan "night" stop/start on services for a file server that always has to be up at the moment the local people are working. And I bet we can find dozens of such examples where not using the local time is pretty much as bad as using the same time everywhere. Apparently, some in the team could decide that implementing some support for setting the machine to UTC is worth the effort and added complexity to the code instead of simply letting the people who have such (imho weird) idea simply run "dpkg-reconfigure tzdata" after the install. That's fine by me....as long as this option is left out of the *default* installs...and as long as only "UTC" is offered as alternative (of course, that *will* be confusing with the option of setting the HW system clock to UTC or not (which is also an expert install option).
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