Ensure that SSH will not force your locale settings on the remote machine by editing the SSH config file (on my machine
/etc/ssh/ssh_config). Make sure that the option
SendEnv LANG LC_* is not present, or commented out, like so:
# SendEnv LANG LC_*
What’s the point?
I had some problems installing a PostgreSQL (postgresql-9.3) database on a VirtualBox (using Vagrant and Ansible, but that should not matter). After installation, Perl was complaining things like
perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: ...
The confusion was caused by my machine sending its own locale in the SSH session to the virtual machine, confusing the installation procedure which then failed. I don’t see the point in sending your own locale to a remote machine as a standard setting, so I now choose to change the default behavior as described above.