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Bug 157494 - tzselect (glibc-common) contains inappropriate escape sequence in awk script
Summary: tzselect (glibc-common) contains inappropriate escape sequence in awk script
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Legacy
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc
Version: fc2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Fedora Legacy Bugs
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Reported: 2005-05-12 00:53 UTC by Kurt Heberlein
Modified: 2016-11-24 15:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 12:16:52 UTC

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Description Kurt Heberlein 2005-05-12 00:53:21 UTC
Description of problem:
When using the 'none' (option 11 selection) from the first menu in tzselect, and
entering a timezone value, you receive the following:
Please identify a location so that time zone rules can be set correctly.
Please select a continent or ocean.
 1) Africa
 2) Americas
 3) Antarctica
 4) Arctic Ocean
 5) Asia
 6) Atlantic Ocean
 7) Australia
 8) Europe
 9) Indian Ocean
10) Pacific Ocean
11) none - I want to specify the time zone using the Posix TZ format.
#? 11
Please enter the desired value of the TZ environment variable.
For example, GST-10 is a zone named GST that is 10 hours ahead (east) of UTC.
awk: cmd. line:5: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.'

The following information has been given:


Therefore TZ='GST-5' will be used.
Local time is now:      Tue May 10 20:31:06 GST 2005.
Universal Time is now:  Tue May 10 15:31:06 UTC 2005.
Is the above information OK?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is in:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.invoke tzselect option 11 a valid timezone descripter
Actual results:
see above

Expected results:
Would not expect to see the awk command failure

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2005-05-16 12:16:52 UTC
This bug does not have security implications, so it won't be fixed by Fedora
Legacy for FC2.  Please reopen against a newer FC version if the problem still
persists there.

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