[CentOS] Weird localectl behavior under CentOS 7

Sat May 15 12:34:40 UTC 2021
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Le 15/05/2021 à 12:48, Nicolas Kovacs a écrit :
>> Except when I display my LANG variable, it's still fr_FR.UTF-8 for
>> normal
>> users... but en_US.utf8 for root.
>> This looks like inconsistent or buggy behavior to me.
> OK, I experimented some more, and now I'm puzzled.
> 1. When I'm connected directly (physically) to the server, LANG is set
> correctly: en_US.utf8 for both root and non-root users.
> 2. When I'm opening a remote SSH session, LANG is set to fr_FR.UTF_8 for
> both
> root and non-root users.
> What's going on here ?

Hi Nicolas,

it works as expected because SSH sends these vars:

/etc/ssh/ssh_config: SendEnv LANG LC_CTYPE LC_NUMERIC ...

/etc/ssh/sshd_config: AcceptEnv LANG LC_CTYPE LC_NUMERIC ...