Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140043
Time Zone wrong setting
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
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Description of problem:
I am from cyprus. In Date & Time if you go to regional settings in the
map near greece and turkey their is an island called cyprus. You have
our town located in Asia/Nicosia. Cyprus is in Europe now. I think you
should fix this :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Change Asia/Nicosia to Europe/Nicosia
This list comes from /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab which references
Asia/Nicosia but not Europe/Nicosia. Changing the component. The
relevant version here is tzdata-2004e-2.
Please argue about this with email@example.com which is the only place
where this can be changed. Fedora tzdata package will get that change as soon
as it makes upstream.
Actually, there is Europe/Nicosia too:
The source has:
# Classically, Cyprus belongs to Asia; e.g. see Herodotus, Histories, I.72.
# However, for various reasons many users expect to find it under Europe.
Link Asia/Nicosia Europe/Nicosia
Unfortunately I can't use that info in s-c-date because it doesn't
make it into /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab...
Which is why that should be discussed with upstream.
But I think it is better if the reporter argues with upstream than myself,
as I'd have to act only as middle-man, I don't know enough from history
about this. The sole fact that Cyprus is now in EU doesn't change anything
on whether Cyprus is in Europe or Asia, if Turkey ever makes it into EU, it
will still be (mostly) in Asia.
hm.. noo Turkey is in Asia. Cyprus was all the time Greece. The
Language spoken is also greek. If Turkey comes in EU it will be in
Asia but not Cyprus. Cyprus is Greek. It is just wrong from the start
for cyprus to be in Asia. It have to be Europe/Cyprus like other
Just mail upstream and explain them your arguments then.
I don't know what is upstream and how to contact them and what do I
have to tell them exactly?
"Upstream" means the source of the original package, the tarball containing the
sources for the package. Jakub, who are the upstream people here? I could only
find an FTP URL in the spec file.
See comment #2. Upstream for tzdata is firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.