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From Stefan Hett <>
Subject Re: SVN 1.8.5 - Problems setting LC_CTYPE
Date Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:52:30 GMT

1.8.5 is really old. Maybe you wanna give the latest one a try (1.8.13) 
to see whether the issue is resolved with that already (I don't suggest 
it does, but maybe worth a try)?

> Hi folks,
> Recently started coming across problems when running svn commands on 
> Linux RHEL 6+, for example svn --version returns the following
> svn: warning: cannot set LC_CTYPE locale
> svn: warning: environment variable LANG is en_US.UTF-8
> svn: warning: please check that your locale name is correct
> svn, version 1.8.5 (r1542147)
> Only way so far to stop the warnings it is setting LC_CTYPE=C, but 
> this is not a solution for us as there are files names with foreign 
> characters so we need the UTF-8 encoding.
> Oddly, there are no warnings on RHEL 5, but this maybe because the 
> binary was built on this platform which I am looking into now. 
> Otherwise, would something like a hook script to set the environment 
> variables be a viable workaround for this, I haven't worked with them 
> before so I'm just trying to avoid running into a dead end.
> Many thanks,
> Eoin

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