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Re: admins: please clarify /etc/motd on auric

On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Mark Brown wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 09:13:34AM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
> > Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > I assume this means local time for auric, but it might be nice to add
> > > the timezone identifier.
> > Oh come on!  If you ask somebody on the street for the current time,
> > do you expect him to answer with a note that it's Hong Kong time instead
> > of local time?  What other time than local would make sense when not
> > stated differently?
> On a system like auric that's used by people from many different
> timezones as part of a wordwide project it could just as well be UTC.
> In any case, it would be more helpful to specify which timezone is being
> talked about - off hand I've no idea what timezone auric is in.

Which reminds me that it would be a good idea to have all debian.org
systems have their TZ as GMT. Is there any reason why this isn't done?


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