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Re: Timezone name in Debian changelog format


On Fri, 2015-06-26 at 10:56:58 +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 04:40:58AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> > So given that the timezone name has never been accepted, many
> > time-parsing functions ignore it, it is redundant, declared obsolete
> > by RFC5322 and Debian policy dropped an explicit reference to it due
> > to bug 569174. I'd say we should just drop it instead of fixing the
> > regex. Comments?
> Go ahead. As you have just shown, there are plenty of good reasons to
> drop it and little to keep it.
> [ I did a little experiment and could not find a single timezone name
>   in my 18 years of changelogs ].

Ok, thanks, I've queued the patch for dpkg now, and filed bugs with
patches to remove support for timezone names for the other packages:

On Fri, 2015-06-26 at 04:40:58 +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
>   libparse-debianchangelog-perl: Parse/DebianChangelog.pm


>   python-debian: lib/debian/changelog.py endline and endline_nodetails


>   po4a: lib/Locale/Po4a/Text.pm parse_debianchangelog


>   root-system: build/package/lib/makerpmcl.pl



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