Annoying locale issue with mosh2019-11-16
I'm a frequent user of mosh when connecting to remote machines. It's a tool to make ssh connections a bit more "mobile" so to say.
When switching my laptop to Fedora I no longer could connect to the remote openbsd machine using mosh. The following error showed up:
setlocale: Undefined error: 0 mosh-server needs a UTF-8 native locale to run. Unfortunately, the local environment ([no charset variables]) specifies the character set "US-ASCII", The client-supplied environment (LC_ALL=sv_SE.UTF8) specifies the character set "US-ASCII". LANG=sv_SE.utf8 LC_COLLATE="C" LC_CTYPE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" LC_ALL=sv_SE.UTF8 Connection to tilde.institute closed. /usr/bin/mosh: Did not find mosh server startup message. (Have you installed mosh on your server?)
I've tried everything with sending locale env variables to changing LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE etc both locally and remotely. Obviously I've checked the locale list on both systems to see that the locale exsists which it does. It was only today that I finally solved this little annoying problem. The solution? As simple as: In openbsd the locale is called sv_SE.UTF-8 and on fedora it's called sv_SE.UTF8.
So the annoying problem was simply a missing dash.