[Pkg-postgresql-public] Bug#660209: initdb doesn't handle C.UTF-8

Daniel Baumann daniel.baumann at progress-technologies.com
Mon Sep 5 06:29:01 UTC 2016

On 2016-09-04 20:59, Christoph Berg wrote:
> To expand on that a bit: We won't make the *user's* LANG or LC_ALL
> influence the cluster created on package install. That created way 
> too
> many problems with users logged in via SSH in the past where LANG is
> actually a setting on the client machine.

fair enough.

> Btw, I doubt that locales-all makes a difference here.

it does, obviously; hence the bug report..

> You need to
> configure the system's default locale either in /etc/default/locale 
> or
> /etc/environment.)

when connecting interactively to it (through e.g. SSH), yes (where it's 
initiated from the client though); but there's none required or present 
on the system itself (because no locale set equals C resp. C.UTF-8). 
therefore, again, when using locales-all there is no /etc/default/locale 
nor /etc/environment.

but whatever, i'll keep carrying my local patch then *sigh*


More information about the Pkg-postgresql-public mailing list