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Re: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale on foreign distro

From: Jack Hill
Subject: Re: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale on foreign distro
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2019 21:30:26 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

On Mon, 3 Jun 2019, Josh Holland wrote:

Hi Guix,

It's only now I reply to this that I notice that it wasn't my thread I
was responding to, since I was having exactly the same problem.

I'm always releived to see other people having the same problem, and I'm not lost in some dark corner of computer problems where no one else ventures :)

On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 02:01:50PM -0400, Jack Hill wrote:
1) The default locale in the provided systemd unit, en_US.utf8, is not
provided by the glibc-locales package but rather only by the
glibc-utf8-locales package.

Installing glibc-utf8-locales has made the errors go away.


2) The quoting in systemd unit is wrong. Changing




fixed the problem.

I've made this change too, though it appeared to be fixed just by
installing glibc-utf8-profiles.

What foreign distro are you using? I wonder if the former works with some systemd versions, but not all.

I'll open bugs for each of these issues.

Glad that these won't be a problem any more; thanks a lot!

To close the loop, those issues are and

While poking around the bugtracker, I noticed another one which is related to the whole situation:


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