RE: two CST timezones
Sun's Solaris has the same style. I don't know what the standard is too.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Jacobson [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 1:26 PM
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> Subject: Re: two CST timezones
> >>>>> "Yu" == Yu Guanghui <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Yu> From glibc manuals, "Note: This is not implemented
> (currently). The problem is
> Yu> that timezone names are not unique. If a fixed timezone
> is assumed for a given
> Yu> string (say EST meaning US East Coast time), then uses
> for countries other than
> Yu> the USA will fail. So far we have found no good solution to this."
> Yu> Timezone names are not unique, there are many other
> same name timezones.
> Well, I wonder if there's a Debian Policy about this. I mean here I
> am using the Debian system and people think I am in the USA. Oh,
> Debian assumes everybody lives in the USA, folks might think. Ok,
> true, who's to say who the rightful owner of CST is.
> >>>>> "V" == Vincent Lefevre <email@example.com> writes:
> V> CST is -0600. This is standard.
> Well thanks Vince. Anybody have some constructive recommendations?
> How can I just make my machine call my timezone "+0800"?
> 1. I don't want to perform open heart surgery on my machine to do
> this. It must not be anymore deeper than "apt-get install gawk;
> apt-get remove mawk"
> 2. will it break anything if my timezone now isn't 3 letters?
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