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Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:37:56 +0000
From: Laurent Bercot <>
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] Add support for leap seconds in zoneinfo files

> The reason I asked is that it means, if you're using TAI-10, you have
> to have matching zoneinfo files for the daylight time transitions to
> work correctly. This really complicates the matter of having POSIX/TAI
> and TZ be separate...

  Yes, people using TAI-10 should also be using right/ timezones instead of
posix/ ones. That's why TZ as a test is appealing: it ensures consistency.
But at that level it's entirely the admin's responsibility to have
consistent configuration: leap-second-conscious admins won't mind doing
some extra work to have a setting that pleases them.

> At first use. Definitely not at executable start.

  Of course, that's what I meant, my bad.


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