Posts Tagged ‘mac os x’

Mac OS X Lion introduced some bug which I personally can’t understand. It resolves hosts via external DNS servers and then tries local hosts file. At least it looks so. This is annoying and makes no sense. I’ve been struggling this issue for a long time and finally I found a solution, thanks to Jeremy Dunn from Stack Overflow.
He pointed out to Lion’s bug in hosts file resolution. What you have to do is just write your local domains in the first line where 127.0.0.1 is specified.
So your hosts file will look like this

127.0.0.1 localhost myproject.dev myotherproject.dev
::1 localhost
fe80::1%lo0 localhost

This *somehow* makes Mac use it as the first option and the lag in resolution just goes away!
Here is the link to Jeremy’s answer: http://stackoverflow.com/a/10200111/853389

I faced a problem with locales in terminal on Mac OS X Lion. Midnight Commander didn’t want to display cyrillic symbols in filenames, on remote Ubuntu I’ve been getting messages like “warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (UTF-8)”. The solution is fairly simple – add these two lines to ~/.bash_profile (by default is seems to be missing, so create the file):

# Setting for the new UTF-8 terminal support in Lion
export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8

Thanks to Allen Bargi’s answer!

P.S.: Mountain Lion has the same issue and it gets solved in the same way.