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Re: tzsetup needs attention

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> On Monday 22 September 2008, Christian Perrier wrote:
>> Actually, generating the tab file should be done with:
>> isoquery | cut -f 1,4 | sort > iso_3166.tab
> In other packages (localechooser, choose-mirror) we currently use the 
> iso3166tab.py script. Let's please use one single method to generate 
> the .tab file.
> If using isoquery is to be preferred over the python script (less heavy 
> build-dep [1], no need to duplicate script in multiple packages) that's 
> fine by me, but please let's change all relevant D-I components to do 
> that then.

I've changed it to the python script and I believe we should think
about changing it later, after release.

> I see one fairly important difference between the two methods (1st is from 
> python script), but not sure if that is relevant for us for translations:
> -TW     Taiwan
> +TW     Taiwan, Province of China

Yes I noticed it too.

> Note that the python script does not sort the results, but I doubt that 
> adding a sort will make any difference in how we use the table.
> [1] Otavio's last commit lacks a build-dep on python!

Oops, will add it :P

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