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Bo Jeanes

I am an software engineer who has lived and worked in New York, Brisbane, Chicago, San Francisco, and now Melbourne. I primarily work in Ruby though am a functional programmer at heart and a fan of programming languages in general. In particular, I love Rust and Clojure but keep my eye on many langauges all the time.

Fix locale errors on linux

Have you ever gotten error messages such as the following when running commands such as apt-get?

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 LANGUAGE = ,
 LC*ALL = ,
 LC*CTYPE = "en*US.UTF~~8",
 LANG = 
 are supported and installed on your system.

I’ve had this problem quite a lot on my VPS boxes on Linode and SliceHost. The solution is simple, simply run the following:

locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
update-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8

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