Phasing out forwarding of locale settings

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Mon Sep 6 18:35:33 AEST 2021

* Thorsten Glaser:

> On Fri, 3 Sep 2021, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> We increasingly see a situation where the terminal has some UTF-8 locale
>> (usually en_US.UTF-8), but the remote end does not recognize that and
>> falls back to the POSIX locale, often quite noisily.
> The noise of the fallback is the only problem with that, though.

Some applications also fail.

> I tend to have my locale settings in my ~/.mkshrc on either side,
> so I get sanitised locale environment parameters anyway. This is
> the easiest, and perhaps the most reliable, way to fix this (for
> interactive/shell sessions) but outside of the scope of ssh…

Some of have write permission under /etc, including on new
installations.  I had hoped to find some distribution consensus through
this list.


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