Solaris patched to avoid "ROC" time zone name for political reasons

Paul Eggert eggert at
Thu Mar 29 18:24:11 UTC 2001

On Tuesday, Sun released patch 111099-01 for Solaris 8 (x86) entitled
"ROC timezone should be avoided for political reasons".  This patch
creates the zone Asia/Taipei (which is normally not installed in
Solaris) and then creates ROC as a link.  The patch does not include
the source code (in this case, the 'asia' file) so unfortunately I
can't report Sun's comments (if any) about the situation.

(If Sun were selling to North Korea, I guess "ROK" would be next to go.  :-)

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