Hi Brent, Brent Kolasinski <b...@brentk.io> (2023-07-03): > * What led up to the situation? > When using the text based debian installer, I would like to be able to > choose the UTC timezone (etc/UTC) as an option for my timezone. When > the timezones are displayed for selection, a set of timezones are > displayed based on the user's locale selection. Users should have the > option of selecting UTC in addition to the options present in their > locale. > * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or > ineffective)? > When choosing en_us for my locale during installation, I am only > presented > with US specific time zones. If only presenting timezone associated with > the users locale, UTC should also be present, as folks use UTC in many > server deployments, regardless of their actual locale setting. > * What was the outcome of this action? > No UTC option is available in the installer. > * What outcome did you expect instead? > To have the UTC timezone available in addition to the locale specific > timezones. > > In addition to the notes above, if using a preseed file, the timezone can > be specified regardless of local information. This is specifically for > interactive text based installation, where the system owner may want to > use UTC instead of a local time zone.
Looks like something that should be possible via the expert install option. Have you tried that? For normal installs and users selecting a country with a unique timezone, I'm not sure we want to actively add a prompt to make them pick between that unique timezone and UTC… so I think that should only happen in expert mode. Cheers, -- Cyril Brulebois (k...@debian.org) <https://debamax.com/> D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant
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