[tz] [PATCH 0/1] Add Asia/Beijing

Steffen "Daode" Nurpmeso sdaoden at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 21:08:01 UTC 2012

Garrett Wollman <wollman at csail.mit.edu> wrote:

 |<<On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:52:25 +0200, sdaoden at gmail.com (Steffen "Daode" Nurpmeso) said:
 |> Except for Mac OS X all operating systems i use simply map Olson's
 |> hierarchy.
 |Then they're doing it wrong.
 |Does anyone remember when zone.tab was added to the distribution?  I
 |wrote an application to use it more than ten years ago.  FreeBSD users
 |have long been asked to select among:
 |	east China - Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai, etc.
 |	Heilongjiang (except Mohe), Jilin
 |	central China - Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Guizhou, etc.
 |	most of Tibet & Xinjiang
 |	west Tibet & Xinjiang
 |We don't present the TZids at all.  Users are welcome to learn about
 |them, and they have some utility for command-line use with date(1),
 |but they truly are an implementation detail.

Though it seems to me that "more than ten years ago" is a nice
euphemism for 1996-11-19 18:09:41 +0000.

:).  Aaaah, the cosy comfort after doing
  [Shell] -> mount -> newfs -> tar -x -f PACKAGES
to not run into the inode limits the default installer produces..


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