[arch-general] Line Drawing Characters
hz0885 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 16:35:38 UTC 2015
Op 14-11-2015 om 17:10 schreef David N Murray:
> Hi all,
> I've built several machines by installing Arch from scratch. Recently,
> I built a Linode VM using their Arch image, dated 2015-08. From
> there, I did a normal `pacman -Syu` to update the system. My problem
> is probably trivial, annoying, and I haven't been able to figure it
> out. I'm hoping someone can give me a hint on where to look. I've
> been through the post-install docs and can't figure out what might be
> causing this.
> The machine I'm on is running xfce and I'm using xfce4-terminal
> 0.6.3. If I do something like `systemctl status`, I see output that
> is mostly ascii characters: * on the first line next to the name of
> the host, pipe (|) next to each line in the CGroup. If I ssh into
> another local machine, I see the same thing.
> My problem is on the Linode box. When I ssh there and run the same
> command, I'm seeing garbage where I see pipes next to each line in the
> CGroup output. I don't know if this is going to paste properly, but
> I'll try:
> CGroup: /
> CGroup: /
> On the linode box, those 2 characters actually occupy 6 characters in
> the output and the last 5 characters are each drawn in a box and
> overwrite the first character of the process name. All the characters
> appear as "garbage."
> What's really strange is that the output from `top` is fine, and that
> appears to use some graphics and color.
> Has anyone seen something like this? All sessions have the same TERM
> variable (xterm). This is an area of any Linux I've never spent much
> time. It always just worked out-of-the-box (for any distro I've ever
> used). The only thing I can think of at this point is to try and diff
> the two systems' /etc directories and see if I can track it down that
> way. Maybe that's next.
Maybe you can check the LANG setting?
I have LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and TERM=xterm-utf8.
Changing LANG=en_US on my system changes the drawn lines in the output
of systemctl status into pipelines.
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