[arch-releng] [PATCH 3/6] Set UTC as default timezone

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Fri Jun 22 17:50:07 EDT 2012

Am 22.06.2012 23:21, schrieb Loui Chang:
> On Fri 22 Jun 2012 16:03 +0200, Tom Gundersen wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> > UTC is a more reasonable default than Canada/Pacific
>> I think an even more reasonable default would be to do nothing at all.
>> I.e., leave it unset. The same goes for keymap ("us" is the standard
>> anyway).
>> In principle using the standard rc.conf file should just work (though
>> you would then get an unset hostname and "C" as your locale, so maybe
>> we want to tweak it a bit).
> I thought Canada/Pacific timezone was some kind of salute to the founder
> of Arch.

While this might sound nice, it's imho not worth the downside. UTC is
just a better default and most people probably know the offset from
their local time.



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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