I use SSH to connect to my servers for executing various deployment and monitoring scripts. Of late, whenever I ran my scripts, I kept getting this annoying perl warning:
perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = "en_US.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
At first, I thought this must be due to some changes on my server. So I tried to set the LANG environment variable in bash on the server. No luck!
Later I realised, it has to do with my recent upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks. Turns out that if you are using SSH, there are 2 variables which need to be set on your local machine, which gets passes down to your sever when you connect via SSH.
After adding the following lines to ~/.bash_profile on my local machine, the warning went away:
export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8