time-admin doesn't have Brazil's official time zone

Bug #458331 reported by Waldir Leoncio on 2009-10-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
tzdata (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-system-tools

This is a feature request. Brazil's official time zone, Brasília time (GMT -3), is not on Ubuntu's Time Zone list. This is a very important time zone for us, because practically all national events are advertised as "X hours, Brasília time". The current workaround is to set it to America/Sao_Paulo, because the city of São Paulo follows the country's official time, but Ubuntu would feel a lot more comfortable to us brazilians if there was an America/Brasilia time zone to choose. Not to mention that, although São Paulo is Brazil's biggest city, Brasília is the actual capital, and because it is nowhere near São Paulo (they're a thousand km apart), it is not obvious that they share the same time zone.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 22 12:40:19 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/time-admin
Package: gnome-system-tools 2.28.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-system-tools
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Waldir Leoncio (wleoncio) wrote :
Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

Yeah, there's been the same problem with the Asia/Beijing time zone that does not exist, because it's Asia/Shanghai (see bug 228554). I still don't know whether this is a bug in timezone, which should provide symlinks or duplicate zones, or if we should hardcode (!) in the GUI some locations that are equivalent to others. I think we should report that to Debian, because nobody has answered in Ubuntu, which may indicate that we don't really work on it.

Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

I have checked this issue under Ubuntu Maverick and is working fine here (Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil GMT-3/GMT-2) so shall we mark this report as fixed?

Changed in tzdata (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Wishlist → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

Kamus: are you sure you checked in time-admin, and not in gnome-panel? I still don't see Brasilia in time-admin...

Waldir Leoncio (wleoncio) wrote :

I still see only "America/Sao_Paulo"... :-/

Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

Why do you think it is not a tzdata bug? time-admin merely shows timezones as reported by /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab, which is shipped by tzdata, so the real bug must be there.

Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in tzdata (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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