Ssh locale forwarding problem

When i started to use ssh on my new mac laptop i discoverd someting weird. When i run a perl program on the other side i got some errors:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

This was a but frustrating as I was testing perl programs on a staging system before we took them live, and this was a enoying.

I did some googling and found a problem. The problem is /etc/ssh/ssh_config and the fact that Apple in OSX has set SendEnv LANG LC_* so that the local language is passed in to the remote host.

This might be a good thing, but when the remote system don't have the right locale installed it can be a problem. I usually prefer that the local system specifies is.

So I was looking into how to override this in my local .ssh/config file. But apparently you can't.

There is atleast 2 different patches submitted to the ssh developers but nothing has gotten into the source yet.

So I did the only easy way, and commented out the line in /etc/ssh/config.

# SendEnv LANG LC_*

And now it works.


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