[tz] 'Australia/Canberra' time zone?

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Sun Nov 24 03:56:28 UTC 2019

On 2019-11-23 12:05:11 (-0500), Tom Lane wrote:
>Paul Gilmartin via tz <tz at iana.org> writes:
>> On 2019-11-22, at 23:06:01, John Pye wrote:
>>> I have been a bit surprised that the TZDATA database lacks a listing for
>>> "Australia/Canberra", population 350,000...
>> ???
>> 637 $ ls -l /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Canberra
>> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  2197 Sep 17 15:57 /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Canberra
>Yup, it's there, as a link in the "backward" file:
>Link	Australia/Sydney	Australia/Canberra
>I speculate that the OP is on FreeBSD, or some other platform where
>they don't install the "backwards compatibility" links by default.
>Maybe we should lobby FreeBSD to install those names so they're
>more like everybody else.  I got burned by their incompatibility
>in this area just the other day [1].
>			regards, tom lane
>[1] https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/flat/12931.1573846697%40sss.pgh.pa.us#2b21fa65bcc069567a1901f398604680

I can probably be convinced to change that with the next update. ;-)

I've made a note.

I follow tzdata releases pretty closely and try not to diverge from 
upstream.  Not installing backzone links predates my maintaining tzdata 
in FreeBSD.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Alternative Enterprises

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