[tz] suggestion: split "backward" into "backward" and "deprecated"

Andrew Gierth andrew at tao11.riddles.org.uk
Tue May 5 03:00:18 UTC 2020

>>>>> "Philip" == Philip Paeps <philip at trouble.is> writes:

 Philip> Since you mention cost though: installing the backward zones
 Philip> increased the footprint of /usr/share/zoneinfo from about 1.8M
 Philip> to about 3.3M.


Installing "backward" should create only links, and therefore have
negligible effect on the size, the only real penalty being the extra
directories and entries which should be only a few blocks at most.

 Philip> Or they can trivially patch the build system not to install
 Philip> backward zones.

Well, there used to be a build option for that in the base system, but
somebody just took it out...


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