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FS#54760 - [tzdata] Etc timezone definitions are inverted

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vorbote (vorbote) - Monday, 10 July 2017, 16:21 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 10 July 2017, 16:39 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Etc timezones, those in GMT+ and GMT- offsets are inverted, such that if you set your timezone to GMT+5 your timezone is set to GMT-5 as shown by the date command and viceversa. It happens with all GMT-based timezone definitions.
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Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Monday, 10 July 2017, 16:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  This is correct, see upstream documentation