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Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:24:18 +0400
From: Michael Tokarev <>
CC: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: timezones

On 29.09.2011 20:21, Solar Designer wrote:
> What we may do for our older glibc is take the Etc/GMT-4 file, change
> the name inside it from GMT-4 to MSD, and replace the Europe/Moscow file
> with that.  (I just did on my computer - seems to work as desired.)

Please do not do that.  Timezone information contains historic data too, so
with past dates the right Europe/Moscow file will show correct information
wrt MSK/MSD and even before.  Not that it is hugely important or used much,
but it is at least nice to keep it accurate.



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