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Re: locale warning and postgresql

From: Myles English
Subject: Re: locale warning and postgresql
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:25:24 +0000
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Hi Ludo',

Thanks for your help.

on [2016-11-28] at 20:48 Ludovic Courtès writes:

> 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.

I should say that I have tried guix several times and usually (always?)
get the locale warning.

>> 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?

$ ls $GUIX_LOCPATH/2.24
ls: cannot access '/home/myles/.guix-profile/lib/locale/2.24': No such file or 

Ah Hah!

> 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.)

So I need to reinstall glibc-utf8-locales?  But alas...

$ guix package -i glibc-utf8-locales
warning: failed to install locale: Invalid argument     <<< Grrrrr! Bad guix! 
The following package will be upgraded:
   glibc-utf8-locales   2.23 -> 2.23    

substitute: warning: failed to install locale: Invalid argument  <<<  Stop that!
substitute: updating list of substitutes from ''... 
The following derivations will be built:
2 packages in profile
guix package -i glibc-utf8-locales  7.00s user 0.30s system 49% cpu
14.627 total

This is no better:

$ guix package --no-substitutes -i glibc-utf8-locales

Then I tried:

$ guix graph --type=bag-emerged postgresql | dot -Tpdf > dag.pdf

which I think shows that postgresql 9.5.3 depends on

How can I install  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.).

Ok, once I get initdb to work I'll make sure I set GUIX_LOCPATH in the
systemd service file that I will construct to start the daemon.


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