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`-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)` on fresh Raspbian on Raspberry

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/24

Every time I logged onto a freshly installed Rasbian system (Debian Jessie), I had this message:

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Sat Aug 27 19:52:33 2016 from 192.168.171.24
-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)
-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)
-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)

Asking for the locale settings would give this:

jeroenp@raspberrypi:~ $ locale
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
LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=
LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_PAPER="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_NAME="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8

Searching for raspbian jessie “-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)” I found fix locale issue #15 · scaleway/image-debian@543e9b4 [WayBack] that fixes Locale issue on Debian Jessie · Issue #15 · scaleway/image-debian · GitHub [WayBack]:

When logging into to a freshly booted debian jessie image:

-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)
-bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8)

Source: Locale issue on Debian Jessie · Issue #15 · scaleway/image-debian

I changed the crux of that solution to this one:

echo "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" >> /etc/locale.gen && locale-gen

When running, it showed this:

# echo "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" >> /etc/locale.gen && locale-gen
Generating locales (this might take a while)...
  en_GB.UTF-8... done
  en_US.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.

And logging this:

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Sat Aug 27 20:26:34 2016 from 192.168.171.24

Problem solved: 1 line of code!

–jeroen

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