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Bug#2830: timezone package won't allow me to select PDT

In message <Pine.SGI.3.91.960430204607.5848C-100000@mars.superlink.net>, Fernando writes:
>I don't consider it a bug that the city of your choice is not mentioned
>in the list. Please report it only if you don't find a city in your
>country in the same time zone as you are.

_IF_ you are going to restrict time zone choice to cities, then you
really need to get at least one city in each state in the US unless
you want to get bug reports on this from now until the day Linux falls
off the face of the earth.  I live in Miami, and had to choose _New
York_ (some 1200 miles away), because the coverage of cities is so

I know the US is sort of egotistical seeming about this, but the US is
also _big_, and we _have_ taken the time to educate our populace about
time zones (if only so they can be sure to catch their favorite
television shows no matter where they travel :-().

>About the time zone names, I can include the entries under the SystemV
>directory so that you can choose a System V style time zone if that is
>your desire. Would that be OK?

If, by SystemV, you mean bringing back US/Eastern and so forth, that
would be more than satisfactory, since at least on my Solaris 2.3 box,
it lists:

Alaska        Central       Hawaii        Pacific       Yukon
Aleutian      East-Indiana  Michigan      Pacific-New
Arizona       Eastern       Mountain      Samoa

Which I believe gets all the standards, as well as the exceptions.

"Don't let me make you unhappy by failing to be contrary enough...."

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