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How to install tzdata on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install tzdata

Installing tzdata package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tzdata

tzdata package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name tzdata
version 2016c-1
description time zone and daylight-saving time data
subsection localization
website / time-zones
maintainer GNU Libc Maintainers

Uninstall tzdata

To remove just tzdata package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove tzdata

Uninstall tzdata and it’s dependent packages

To remove the tzdata package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove tzdata

Purging tzdata

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of tzdata from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge tzdata

To delete configuration and/or data files of tzdata and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove tzdata