TipsAndTricks/ResolvingLocaleIssues

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What to do when bitbake says " Sad Locale, Need UTF-8"

If bitbake says:


Please use a locale setting which supports utf-8.
Python can't change the filesystem locale after loading so we need a utf-8 when python starts or things won't work.

You need a locale. My example will target en_US.UTF-8. You can choose your favorite (native?) locale as long as it's UTF8.

Ubuntu/Debian


tt@7e801839f06a:~/build$ sudo apt-get install locales
tt@7e801839f06a:~/build$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales 
 <pick your favorite, in my case en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8, then default the language to en_US.UTF-8>
tt@7e801839f06a:~/build$ sudo locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
Generating locales (this might take a while)...
 en_US.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.
tt@7e801839f06a:~/build$ sudo update-locale LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
tt@7e801839f06a:~/build$ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

Fedora

Fedora:24


sudo dnf install glibc-langpack-en
sudo dnf reinstall glibc-common 
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

OpenSuse

OpenSuse:42.1


bash-4.2$ sudo zypper install glibc-locale
bash-4.2$ export LANG=en_US.UTF-8

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