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Bug#333927: libc6: Timezone calculation for files in /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc are inversed!

Package: libc6
Version: 2.3.2.ds1-22
Severity: critical
Justification: breaks unrelated software

The date show by "date" command (or zdump) for localtime configured 
for files in /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc are inversed (GMT-Number act as
GMT+Number, and GMT+Number work like GMT-Number)  this cause bad 
date to be written to log files and causes the system to run maintanance
tasks out of sync with other systems (database shutdown, by instance), 
causing availability problems for systems running in production environment,
backup problems, etc. 
how to reproduce this bug:

(GMT Time is now 14:27)
zdump /usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT-3
/usr/share/zoneinfo/Etc/GMT-3 Fri Oct 14 17:27:22 2005 GMT-3

This bug was reproduced on every system that has Sarge installed.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i586)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.31-ow1
Locale: LANG=pt_BR, LC_CTYPE=ISO-8859-1 (charmap=ISO-8859-1) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pt_BR)

Versions of packages libc6 depends on:
ii  libdb1-compat                 2.1.3-7    The Berkeley database routines [gl

-- no debconf information

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