(sorry for the french messages, I don't want to change my locale but if you consider it is very important to see the messages in english I can do it)
It'd probably help. You don't have to (well, shouldn't have to) permanantly change your locale to do it, just:
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 do your stuff, and unset LC_ALL to go back to French. -- Chris Jackson Shadowcat Systems Ltd.