Propose of a new FAQ entry (setting LANG and LC_ALL variables)

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Sat May 24 17:10:59 PDT 2003

On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 11:48:03AM +0200, Fernando Arbeiza wrote:
> Solution:
>     Unsetting the localization variables or setting it to 'C' or 'POSIX'
>     before running ./configure should fix this issue:
>         unset LANGUAGE LANG ${!LC_*}
>     or
>         LANGUAGE='POSIX'
>         LANG='POSIX'
>         LC_ALL='POSIX'
>         export LANG LANGUAGE LC_ALL

LFS currently exports LC_ALL=POSIX in the Chapter 5 lfs user's profile. Is
that not enough (for Ch 5 at least)?

Should we be doing the same for Ch 6 (adjust the chroot command line or some

Doesn't LC_ALL override all others?

Sorry, I'm not fully "up to speed" on locale issues.

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