I am experiencing this problem since installing openSUSE 42.3. In previous oS versions there were no problems with this.
At my machine Cyrillic letters are displayed properly. But at remote host, connected through ssh, I obtain such result:
$ ls task/SU2DATA/
And the most unpleasant thing is that it multiplies substrings when I try to edit string with Cyrillic text through mcedit or vi.
This is an initial line (there is Russian phrase “Магнитная масса” between “SU2DATA/” and “/TBCDGT_PHI=0.08m”):
*OUTPUTPATH = …/SU2DATA/�~\агни�~Bна�~O ма�~A�~Aа/TBCDGT_PHI=0.08m/4x14x14x14/b3.02/tw/TeslaK40s-02/
*When I just delete the last “4” in “4x14x14x14” substring, I obtain
*OUTPUTPATH = …/SU2DATA/�~\агни�~Bна�~O ма�~A�~Aа/TBCDGT_PHI=0.08m/4x14x14x1x14x14x14/b3.02/tw/TeslaK40s-02/
*This behavior is the same at the all remote machines I tried. Some of them return the following message at the connection: /usr/bin/manpath: can’t set the locale; make sure $LC_ and $LANG are correct
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Could anybody help me to fix this, please?
In Internet I have found some advices to fix this, but they don’t work for me. I have tried to add the following lines into ~/.ssh/config file:
*Host ** SendEnv LC_ to add the following line into /etc/ssh/ssh_config: SendEnv LANG LC_
sa well as SendEnv LC_TIME=“ce_RU.UTF-8” SendEnv LC_ALL=“en_US.UTF-8”
the following lines into /etc/environment: LANG=“en_US.UTF-8” LC_TIME=“en_US.UTF-8” LC_ALL=“en_US.UTF-8”
And, may be this is important, when I login to remote machine from tty command line, I don’t obtain any error messages. The Cyrillic encoding is however broken, but at my tty it is broken independently of ssh (this is not principal for me since I usually don’t use tty, I normally use it just in case of managing video drivers).
And if I go to the remote host from mc through Shell link, the Cyrillic text is displayed properly (Midnight Commander is installed from GitHub).
What OS is used on remote hosts? The obvious difference is, that on remote host there is file /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive which is not present on local host. I know that Ubuntu (actually likely Debian) is using this file in preference to “split” locale information.
That suggests that something likely changed in the default terminal emulator running in 42.3.
Besides running a physical tty (which is another factor verifying what is described in the ietf), you can also try running in xterm, which in openSUSE is the only console that isn’t enhanced. BTW - This also probably explains why your MC works, my guess is that since you installed it from github, it’s probably launching an xterm shell to be most compatible with all Linux systems.
If that works, then that might work for you… Just run your ssh sessions in xterm instead of whatever other console you’re running.
If this is what you decide to do, then I’d still ask you to post your issue to https://bugzilla.opensuse.org for further work.
Otherwise, I’m going to guess that the problem isn’t in your ssh configuration, it’s in the configuration of whatever console you’re running (konsole?)
> ssh natasha@prime
Last login: Fri Sep 8 20:49:59 2017 from 192.168.0.179
Have a lot of fun...
natasha@prime:~> ls task/SU2DATA/
beta_c CC PL TBC Магнитная масса Разное
But which relation does local time have to encoding?
My best guess is that if program fails to set one locale category it leaves locale effectively undefined. What is output of “locale” on remote server when you are logged in locally in tty (on the same server you printed it earlier over ssh)? You say everything works when logged in locally? Also does locale archive on this system include ce_RU.UTF-8 locale? You can check with “localedef --list-archive”. E.g. here Ubuntu does not include it (I presume, it is generated based on enabled languages).
In my tty LC_TIME is set to en_US.UTF-8… So when I log in to a remote host from my tty via ssh (SendEnv LC_TIME is present in /etc/ssh/ssh_config), there are no errors and locale command returns that LC_TIME is set to en_US.UTF-8.
> localedef --list-archive
> locale -a | grep 'ce_RU'
> locale -a | grep 'en_US'