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authorMichael Weghorn <>2020-02-05 09:40:56 +0100
committerThorsten Behrens <>2020-02-07 14:09:58 +0100
commit1253f7e8fa405ee39bb72dc24d02a09dc757aa58 (patch)
parent3535578722ff54988c9b07790fce366579abb328 (diff)
tdf#130080 Avoid exporting empty LC_ALL
The previous way of doing LO_SAVE_LC_ALL="$LC_ALL" LC_ALL=C export LC_ALL # ... (call some tools,...) LC_ALL="$LO_SAVE_LC_ALL" resulted in the LC_ALL environment variable explicity being set to an empty string in case it was not set at all previously. For some reason, an LC_ALL explicitly set to an empty string (other than an unset LC_ALL) makes the system ICU on various Linux distributions assume an "US-ASCII" encoding, even if the locale is otherwise configured to be a UTF-8 one. Since the corresponding detection from ICU is used in the KF5/Qt stack, that resulted in the Plasma-native file picker assuming an ASCII-encoding, and thus having problems with files containing non-ASCII characters. To avoid this, don't export LC_ALL if unset or set to an empty string. A big thanks to frinring on IRC #kde-devel for the analysis of why the Plasma-native file picker is affected by LC_ALL being set to an empty string! I could also reproduce that the following sample program run with 'LC_ALL=' on KDE Neon Developer edition printed "US-ASCII" when using the system ICU, while it printed "UTF-8" when using a self-built ICU as of current master (commit d6b88d49e3be7096baf3828776c2b482a8ed1780) instead, but did not further investigate why: #include <unicode/ucnv.h> #include <iostream> int main() { std::cout << ucnv_getDefaultName(); } Change-Id: Idee88f200b6edecdb2633ed6e6fa70b370ffcf0c Reviewed-on: Reviewed-by: Michael Stahl <> Tested-by: Jenkins (cherry picked from commit 25649502e08a52087dea5e482d34a1d4150f0930) Reviewed-on: Reviewed-by: Thorsten Behrens <> (cherry picked from commit 3c5eda2a18097547ac9597ccad7477e2aaa65f26) Reviewed-on: Reviewed-by: Adolfo Jayme Barrientos <> Reviewed-by: Michael Weghorn <> Tested-by: Thorsten Behrens <>
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/desktop/scripts/ b/desktop/scripts/
index 6f969b5af321..fee25b3f0fb3 100755
--- a/desktop/scripts/
+++ b/desktop/scripts/
@@ -162,8 +162,12 @@ AIX)
-# restore locale setting
+# restore locale setting, avoiding to export empty LC_ALL, s. tdf#130080
+if [ -n "$LO_SAVE_LC_ALL" ]; then
+ unset LC_ALL
# run soffice.bin directly when you want to get the backtrace
if [ -n "$GDBTRACECHECK" ] ; then