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Bug#860488: tzdata: date stopped showing timezone abbreviation after 2016j-0+deb8u1 upgraded to 2017a and 2017b

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Bug#860488: tzdata: date stopped showing timezone abbreviation after 2016j-0+deb8u1 upgraded to 2017a and 2017b

Joao S Veiga-2
Ok, sorry, please disregard found diffing the source packages:


diff -ruN tzdata-2016j/southamerica tzdata-2017b/southamerica
--- tzdata-2016j/southamerica 2016-08-23 20:52:10.000000000 -0300
+++ tzdata-2017b/southamerica 2017-01-20 01:24:25.000000000 -0200

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+# These tables use numeric abbreviations like -03 and -0330 for
+# integer hour and minute UTC offsets.  Although earlier editions used
+# alphabetic time zone abbreviations, these abbreviations were
+# invented and did not reflect common practice.

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@@ -978,119 +950,119 @@
  # In the north a very small part from the river Javary (now Jari I guess,
  # the border with Amapá) to the Amazon, then to the Xingu.
  Zone America/Belem  -3:13:56 -  LMT   1914
-        -3:00 Brazil   BR%sT 1988 Sep 12
-        -3:00 -  BRT
+        -3:00 Brazil   -03/-02  1988 Sep 12
+        -3:00 -  -03

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