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locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

Issue

I haven’t updated my Ubuntu server for a long time. When I tried doing that, I got a lot of locale error

locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

Yep, a lot lines of them were produced in my terminal.

Solution

After a bit of searching, I found this solution that worked well

$ export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"
$ export LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

Execute them one by one, and yes, you need those export too. Without them, you will get another error like this

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = (unset),
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_PAPER = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_ADDRESS = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_MONETARY = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_NUMERIC = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_TELEPHONE = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_IDENTIFICATION = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_MEASUREMENT = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_TIME = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LC_NAME = "ms_MY.UTF-8",
LANG = "C"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

Hope this helps!

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