[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#700271: Bug#700271: postgresql-9.1: non-obvious choice of database locale

Helmut Grohne helmut at subdivi.de
Wed Feb 13 07:17:13 UTC 2013

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 04:15:46PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> I seem to remember that this was because your system locale was in
> fact a latin1 one, so the default was correct.

TTBOMK there is no such thing as a "system locale". Can you briefly
point out what you mean and maybe how I could change it (or point me to
the corresponding documentation)?

My best guess at what you might mean would be LANG and LC_*, but this
can hardly be described as a system thingy. They are taken from the
environment of the connecting ssh client and the values defined on the
actual system in question are ignored. So clearly these are not system
settings, but session settings which a package installation should
obviously ignore. Still wondering what your "system locale" means.


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