Maintainer of timezone/zdump.c
eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Fri May 20 21:03:03 UTC 2005
"Earl C. Ruby III" <earl at switchmanagement.com> writes:
> I am trying to locate the maintainer of the timezone/zdump.c program.
tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov is it. I'm removing the other CC's.
> I am running several dozen SuSE Linux systems and all of them show the same
> (incorrect) results when zdump is run for an "Etc/UTC+X" timezone.
The sign convention for Etc/UTC+X is purposely backwards from what you
> I've written a set of Perl timezone conversion routines which pull
> data from zdump. I've added a patch to my software which works
> around this problem with zdump, but I feel that zdump itself should
> be fixed to deal with this.
As far as I can see, zdump is correct, and so is zic.
My advice is to stay away from those TZ=Etc/* settings. For details,
please see the long comment in the etcetera file in the tz
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