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Re: GUIX_LOCPATH message over and over again

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: GUIX_LOCPATH message over and over again
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 11:46:51 -0400

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 03:17:32PM +0000, Ekaitz Zarraga wrote:
> I made a guix pull the other day and since then I'm getting the classic:
> ....
> guile: warning: failed to install locale
> hint: Consider installing the `glibc-utf8-locales' or `glibc-locales' package 
> and defining `GUIX_LOCPATH', along these lines:
>      guix package -i glibc-utf8-locales
>      export GUIX_LOCPATH="$HOME/.guix-profile/lib/locale"
> See the "Application Setup" section in the manual, for mo...
> ....
> But what it says doesn't solve anything. The error persists.
> What am I missing?
> IIRC it went away in previous time just doing what the error message says.

The locales are not compatible between versions of glibc, and you
probably pulled a big update that updated glibc. So now, you are using
the new version, and the guix-daemon is still using the old version.

The locales need to be updated for people who are using Guix (that's
you) and for the guix-daemon, which runs as a different user (typically
as root).

Check the manual section on locales for Guix System, specifically the
part about compatibility:

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