[Bug 470071] [NEW] Listing use locale for date representation

mmarkk socketpair at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 05:17:14 GMT 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: vsftpd

When vsftpd try to generate directory listing it users current locale
(maybe when running internal ls command), so other programs (like
Midnight Commander) cannot parse the date.

When /sbin/init launch /etc/init.d/vsftpd, all OK because it exports

When I restart vsftpd using command /etc/init.d/vsftpd, users can
connect, but cannot parse listing.

Wehn I restart vsftpd using command export LANG=C;  /etc/init.d/vsftpd,
everything works fine.

1. (The simple, but not fully correct) add export LANG=C before actually starting daemon
2. Reset current locale in vsftpd
3. Handle locale especially at specific moments in daemon.

** Affects: vsftpd (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Listing use locale for date representation
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