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Bug#89098: marked as done (shellutils: date cannot handle TZ=xxx+24)

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and subject line Bug#89098: Timezone POSIX compliance bug.
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Package: shellutils
Version: 2.0.11-2
Severity: normal

According to the Single UNIX v2 spec, the hour offset in the TZ
environment variable can range from 0 to 24, but the date command treats
TZ=xxx+24 the same as TZ=xxx+23 (and treats TZ=xxx-24 the same as

By the way, the Solaris date command imposes no restrictions on the
magnitude of the hour offset--it's not even limited to two digits.  For

% date -u
Sat Mar 10 01:10:00 GMT 2001
% env TZ=xxx+99999 date 
Thu Oct 12 10:10:05 xxx 1989

-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel Version: Linux arwen 2.4.2 #8 SMP Fri Feb 23 21:40:35 GMT 2001 i686 unknown

Versions of the packages shellutils depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.2-1        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  login          20000902-3     System login tools
hurd	Not installed or no info

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