Systems with invalid locales

Adam Conrad adconrad at
Tue Jun 4 10:18:40 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jun 04, 2013 at 12:03:10PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> I have always considered this default behaviour of ssh unexpected and
> wrong. It blindly applies the host locale to the remote ssh session
> without any checks whether that locale is actually valid. In
> particular because it only seems to do that if the remote server does
> not have any default locale from /etc/default/locale

I wonder if it might be high time to discuss slapping C.UTF-8 in the
default locale in pretty much every minimal installation scenario we
can think of (obviously, still overriding in more complex installers
that allow a user to choose a properly local locale).

... Adam

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