Monday, January 23, 2017

Fixing "perl: warning: Setting locale failed" On Ubuntu

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If you're ever faced with this warning, which usually happens on a fresh Ubuntu installation:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.  
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:  
        LANGUAGE = "en_US:en",  
        LC_ALL = (unset),  
        LC_MESSAGES = "en_US.UTF-8",  
        LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"  
    are supported and installed on your system. 


perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").  
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory  
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory  
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

You can fix it easily by doing the following:
locale-gen "en_US.UTF-8"


And then run:
dpkg-reconfigure locales


Locales are a framework to switch between multiple languages and allow users to use their language, characters and collation orders.




Any questions or comments? Please post below!