tzselect depreciated?

Asked by Patrick Haverkamp on 2009-04-09

Is tzselect depreciated?
If dpkg-reconfigure tzdata is the correct way to edit your timezone, why is tzconfig or tzselect even installed?
tzselect is very misleading

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Patrick Haverkamp (alphakamp) said : #1

tzselect depreciated?

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #2

Which Ubuntu version?
On Hardy I don't have those packages installed.
tzselect is rather an informative tool than config, please note:
man tzselect

apt-cache showpkg tzdata

Patrick Haverkamp (alphakamp) said : #3

Intrepid, those packages are installed.

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

tzconfig is part of tzdata package in Intrepid and Jaunty, (it isn't included though in Hardy).
tzselect is part of libc6 package.
See packages list and changelogs here:

Quote changelog tzdata:
tzdata (2007f-10) unstable; urgency=low
  * debian/postinst: only print "Run 'dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' if you wish
    to change it." message when not using dpkg-reconfigure. closes:

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