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Enable IPv6 on the Raspberry Pi


By default, Raspian comes unconfigured for IPv6. What a shame. To enable IPv6 support just follow these steps:

Enable the IPv6 kernel module by typing this in your shell:

sudo modprobe ipv6

Now, enable IPv6 by default after boot:

sudo echo "ipv6" >> /etc/modules

If needed, adjust your network configuration file by adding IPv6 here. Options are auto or dhcp. In my case, the modem acts as an IPv6 router (XS4ALL fiber). So adding this to the network options enabled DHCP:

sudo echo "iface eth0 inet6 dhcp" >> /etc/network/interfaces

Now reboot with:

sudo shutdown -rf now


Locale errors on Raspberry Pi


When loggin in to my Raspberry Pi, just reinstalled with Raspbian, I noticed these errors when connecting via SSH:

locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

The fix is quite easy. Just regenerate the locales with the command below.

localedef -v -c -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
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