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Bug#427226: tzdata: fails to install if /etc/timezone is configured to "right/*" timezones

On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 05:04:55PM +0300, Mihnea-Costin Grigore wrote:
>      Apparently it hangs on the fact that "/etc/timezone" contains "right/Europe/Bucharest" instead of
> the default version. Is there another "debian-approved" way of setting a "right" timezone besides editing that file and manually
> copying "/usr/share/zoneinfo/right/X" ? The debconf for tzdata obviously does not support this...
>      At the least, the postinst script should not hang and block all package installs when it sees this, printing a warning to the user
> and leaving the settings as they are would be a lot better.

No, it is currently broken and there is no functional "debian-approved"
way to do this right now.

We could do one of the following:

a) add another debconf question for leapsecond handling

b) convert everybody using right/ to POSIX

Would anyone like to suggest some wording for the debconf question?

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