perl WARNINGS about locale?

Douglas J Hunley doug at
Mon Jul 21 13:54:49 PDT 2003

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Jeroen Coumans shocked and awed us all by speaking:
> Douglas J Hunley said the following on 07/21/03 21:29:
> > Just built an LFS box with CVS.. and now anything I do with perl gives
> > me: perl: warning: setting locale failed.
> > perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
> >       LANGUAGE=(unset)
> >       LC_ALL=(unset)
> >       LC_TIME=posix
> >       LANG=(unset)
> >   are supported and installed on your system.
> > perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
> >
> > what in the hell did I screw up?
> I don't think you've screwed up; those variable are indeed unset and you
> should set them after you've installed LFS if you want localization. The
> standard locale is fine if you're native english.

I am native English (American). However, I have the *exact* same variables 
set/unset on my other LFS box, and perl doesn't complain about anything...

> Please fix your signature (it should be "-- ", dash-dash-space).

it is in my mailer....

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