Bug 56364 - [glibc] Australian timezone printing
[glibc] Australian timezone printing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-11-16 00:52 EST by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2016-11-24 09:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-11-16 01:40:13 EST
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Description Jens Petersen 2001-11-16 00:52:51 EST
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.

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How Reproducible:

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?

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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 01:08:08 EST
According to
the correct abbreviations are AEST, AEDT, etc.
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2001-11-16 01:40:07 EST
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 08:21:07 EST
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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