Locale errors are associated with the language of a system. These typically occur on new instances in the Wikimedia Labs cluster (running Ubuntu 12.04/precise).
This page will show you how to solve this issue.
How do locale errors happen?
- Using the pywikipediabot's interwiki.py script as an example here.
Immediately after creating the new instance that you would like to use, you may see errors like:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "interwiki.py", line 375, in <module> import wikipedia as pywikibot File "/home/hydriz/pywikipedia/wikipedia.py", line 147, in <module> locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, '') File "/usr/lib/python2.7/locale.py", line 539, in setlocale return _setlocale(category, locale) locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_TIME = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_MONETARY = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_ADDRESS = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_TELEPHONE = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_NAME = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_MEASUREMENT = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_IDENTIFICATION = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_NUMERIC = "en_SG.UTF-8", LC_PAPER = "en_SG.UTF-8", LANG = "en_US.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C"). locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Such errors can break the interwiki bot script, making the script totally useless on that instance.
Run the following command to install the required language packs:
sudo apt-get install language-pack-en-base
And to also rebuild it again to ensure it works:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
...and you are done!
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