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Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 18:33:09 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: LANG and LC_COLLATE (was: [john-users] John Test Suite v1.03 released)

magnum -

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 03:49:14PM +0200, magnum wrote:
> I just found out that for certain LANG environmental variable settings, 
> the test suite will show bad results (lots of 1497 on validation). This 
> is due to things like sort|uniq acting weird.
> 
> Putting LANG= before ./tstall will fix this. I enclose a patch for 
> Makefile that lets you run the test suite using "make test" from john 
> src directory, provided the test suite is installed in ../test relative 
> to that (i.e. test is a sibling to src). It includes this LANG= fix.

Note that LC_COLLATE takes precedence over LANG, and I think LC_ALL does
too.  So if a system has LC_ALL or LC_COLLATE set, your fix won't help.
I think the most specific one of these three - LC_COLLATE - is the higher
priority one.  So a better fix would be to set LC_COLLATE=C (not LANG).

Thanks,

Alexander

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