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Re: locale warning and postgresql

From: Alex Kost
Subject: Re: locale warning and postgresql
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:47:33 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Ludovic Courtès (2016-11-28 21:48 +0100) wrote:

> Hi Myles,
> Myles English <address@hidden> skribis:
>> I have always had trouble with my locale after installing guix on Arch
>> Linux (with zsh and a basic window manager, bspwm).  I have set
>> GUIX_LOCPATH in ~/.zshenv and it appears correct in my shell.  The
>> system-wide locale looks right.  When I install postgresql it gives the
>> usual "warning: failed to install locale: Invalid argument".  When I try
>> to initialise a database cluster, passing the locale doesn't work.
>> Does anyone using Arch Linux and a basic WM know which file to put
>> GUIX_LOCPATH in so that the warning goes away?
>> How can I find out what guix thinks its locale is or what are available?
>> Is there a way to use initdb even though there is a locale warning?
>> Shell experiments:
>> $ locale
>> LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
>> LC_CTYPE="en_GB.UTF-8"
>> LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8"
>> LC_PAPER="en_GB.UTF-8"
>> LC_NAME="en_GB.UTF-8"
>> LC_ALL=
>> $ echo $GUIX_LOCPATH
>> /home/myles/.guix-profile/lib/locale
> What does “ls $GUIX_LOCPATH/2.24” show?
> You must make sure you have the ‘glibc-locales’ or ‘glibc-utf8-locales’
> that correspond to the glibc version of the program you are using (if
> you just installed postgresql, it’s using glibc 2.24.)
> Then you need to make sure GUIX_LOCPATH is set both in the environment
> of the postgresql daemon, and in the environment of the commands you
> invoke (initdb, etc.).

Including the guix-daemon, as this warning:

>> $ guix package -i postgresql
>> warning: failed to install locale: Invalid argument
>> The following package will be upgraded:
>>    postgresql        9.5.3 -> 9.5.3  
>> /gnu/store/sfgg20a7jnwfisajsvqdijjm2zj905az-postgresql-9.5.3

comes from the daemon, so make sure your "guix-daemon.service" has a
line like this:



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