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Bug 137459 - EST is an hour out.
Summary: EST is an hour out.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Toolchain Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-06-20 22:59 UTC by Chris Bruner
Modified: 2006-06-22 12:30 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Bruner 2006-06-20 22:59:31 UTC
/usr/share/zoneinfo/EST should be the same as

/usr/share/zoneinfo/Canada/Eastern gives the correct time.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-06-21 05:34:33 UTC
timezone-data and/or glibc version needed.
Comment 2 Chris Bruner 2006-06-21 10:40:38 UTC
Timezone data is 2006g
glibc is 2.4-r3
Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2006-06-21 10:56:41 UTC
please e-mail any such concerns to, they maintain said timezone files
Comment 4 Ken Pizzini 2006-06-22 12:28:49 UTC
Canada/Eastern is *not* the same as EST.  EST is standard time year-round, but Canada/Eastern observes daylight saving time.  The difference in output is correct (pay attention to the time zone indicator).

Also, it is preferable to choose a city-based zone name (e.g., America/Toronto), which are the canonical names in the tz database, instead of the backward-compatability names (e.g., Canada/Eastern) --- the old names have ambiguity problems that the newer (city-based) names were designed to correct.