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.

Cyril Brulebois (k...@debian.org)            <https://debamax.com/>
D-I release manager -- Release team member -- Freelance Consultant

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