[Bug 312483] Re: Thunderbird's date format not changed easely

TheCrook b.heidemann at ed.ac.uk
Thu Dec 17 12:07:57 UTC 2009

To make it work edit /etc/environment (e.g. sudo emacs /etc/environment) and
add the following line to it:


Save the file, log out and log in again. You can check that the variable has
been successfully set by opening a terminal and typing:

echo $LC_TIME

which should return:


Now start Thunderbird again and hopefully all will be well. I know it is
annoying to have to do this but maybe the bug should be better addressed by the
creators of distributions, who fail to set LC_TIME as a default in

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