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7206 LANG or LC_CTYPE environment variable is invalid while trying to bring up onmonitor

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

Your try to run onmonitor and receive errno -7206

-7206 LANG or LC_CTYPE environment variable is invalid.
Either the LANG or the LC_CTYPE environment variable setting is invalid.
Set either or both variables to the values that your system supports.

Cause

The LC_CTYPE or LANG are incorrect. Normally it is the LC_CTYPE so I will discuss that in this tech note. -7206 LANG or LC_CTYPE environment variable is invalid.

Either the LANG or the LC_CTYPE environment variable setting is invalid. Set either or both variables to the values that your system supports.

Diagnosing the problem

In the example below the LC_CTYPE is set to fr which in this case is incorrect and should be

en_US.ISO8859-1

LC_CTYPE=fr
LC_ALL=en_US

Server env is

LC_COLLATE en_US.ISO8859-1
LC_CTYPE fr
[fr]
[en_US.ISO8859-1]
LC_MONETARY en_US.ISO8859-1
LC_NUMERIC en_US.ISO8859-1
LC_TIME en_US.ISO8859-1


Resolving the problem

Set the LC_CTYPE or LANG to the correct Environment Variable bounce INFORMIX DYNAMIC SERVER ensure the environment variable is correct then retry starting on-monitor.

See documentation below on how to set environment variables.

Related information

Setting and unsetting environment variables

Document information

More support for: Informix Servers

Software version: 10.0, 11.1, 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1622694

Modified date: 17 January 2013