[tz] 'Australia/Canberra' time zone?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Mon Nov 25 03:24:37 UTC 2019

On 2019-11-25 04:52:23 (+0800), Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 11/23/19 10:22 PM, Philip Paeps wrote:
>> On 2019-11-24 16:13:57 (+1000), Garrett Wollman wrote:
>>> I chose not to install the "backward" zones in the hope that this 
>>> would more securely deprecate the then-recently-obsoleted old-style 
>>> names like "US/Eastern"
>> I have no strong opinion about whether to install the backzone links 
>> in FreeBSD or not.
> Hold on a second: although Garrett wrote "backward", you and Tom wrote 
> "backzone". They're quite different things. Although many OSes install 
> the links in the "backward" file, the "backzone" file is not 
> recommended (see its comments for why). So I assume you meant 
> "backward", not "backzone".

I did mean "backward", not "backzone".  Apologies for the confusion!

> (This is in contrast to Lester's followup email, which said "backzone" 
> and was actually about the "backzone" file.)
> Maybe we should rename "backzone" to avoid future confusion like this. 
> It's not a file people should normally want to use anyway.

Renaming "backzone" might frustrate people who do rely on it though ... 
maybe this is a sufficiently minor issue that can simply be left alone.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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