FW: Question on how to add Mount Athos to timezones

Olson, Arthur David (NIH/NCI) [E] olsona at dc37a.nci.nih.gov
Fri Apr 20 22:31:28 UTC 2007

I'm forwarding this message from Mike Petersen, who is not on the time
zone mailing list.

Those of you who are on the time zone list should direct replies

(Julian calendar support, anyone?)


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Petersen [mailto:mgpeter at pcc-services.com] 
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 2:01 PM
To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
Subject: Question on how to add Mount Athos to timezones


I get quite a few support emails for Linux systems from people all over
the world, and this one stumped me.  A monk from Greece would like to
set their Suse Linux Systems to Athonite Time, which is basically 13
days behind the rest of the world.

For example today is Friday the 20th, but in Athos it is Friday the 7th.

Here is more information from the person I am trying to help:

Athos is a state in it's own right, a part of Greece, but an exception
from Europe (tax exile). It has it's own Government and Police force.

I will try to figure out a way to enter this in the glibc source, but I
was wondering if you had any tips on how to do this (or if you could
quickly do this for me.)

For Further questions on Athonite Time, you can email the person who
emailed me about it at: evdokimos at gmail.com

Mike Petersen
mgpeter at pcc-services.com

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