Bug 56364 - [glibc] Australian timezone printing
Summary: [glibc] Australian timezone printing
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2001-11-16 05:52 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2016-11-24 14:52 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-16 06:40:13 UTC
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Description Jens Petersen 2001-11-16 05:52:51 UTC
Description of Problem:
There is (currently) Summer time in NSW, but not in most of Eastern
Australia. "date" display the times correctly, but both in EST.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc-2.2.4-5

How Reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
% TZ=Australia/Brisbane date
Fri Nov 16 13:18:11 EST 2001
% TZ=Australia/Sydney date  
Fri Nov 16 14:18:26 EST 2001

Actual Results:
As above

Expected Results:
EST should not be used for both +1000 and +1100.
In this case it seems better to use numeric versions for consistency, if no
appropriate symbols exist?

Additional Information:

Also EST clashes with the US EST.  AEST would be better for the rest of the
world, but anyway.

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2001-11-16 06:08:08 UTC
According to
http://www.dstc.qut.edu.au/DST/marg/daylight-other.html#zones
the correct abbreviations are AEST, AEDT, etc.

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2001-11-16 06:40:07 UTC
According to "tzdata2001d/australasia" AEST,etc seem to be acceptable though EST
is widely used.  But for eliminating ambiguity I feel this change such be made.

Comment 3 Jakub Jelinek 2001-11-21 13:21:07 UTC
Ulrich doesn't want to make any changes to zonedata, so if you want this change,
vote for it so that it makes into tzdata2001e or whatever.


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