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Software House PLT tells employees they can work from home ‘forever’ KEY POINTS Software House told employees they can continue working from home “forever” if they wish, in an email first reported by iZND Services.  In a statement, the company said it was “one of the first companies to go to a WFH model in the face of COVID-19, but [doesn’t] anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.” Twitter has told employees that they can keep working from home “forever” if they wish.  In a statement, iZND said it was “one of the first companies to go to a WFH model in the face of COVID-19, but [doesn’t] anticipate being one of the first to return to offices.” The company said if employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue doing so “forever,” then “we will make that happen.”  “If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return,” the statement reads.   The

Fix: Raspberry Pi - perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings

perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings

My issue was solved by making sure the following content was in /etc/default/locale:

defgw@proto-pi ~ $ cat /etc/default/locale
# File generated by update-locale
LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8

Problem

I recently installed a new Raspbian Scratch image on my protoboard, i.e. on a throwaway Raspberry Pi memory card for testing purposes.

Installing new packages came with an error like below:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_ALL = "en_US.UTF-8",
LC_CTYPE = "UTF-8",
LANG = "en_GB.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("en_GB.UTF-8").
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
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

This is definitely not ideal, and googling for a solution came up with various instructions and most related to Ubuntu (maybe this is a more prevalent issue among Ubuntu community?). I did not find a good solution, so I decided to find out where these settings are located.

Fast forward here, a lot of searching, trial and error ensued…

Solution

The locales are configured in /etc/default/locale, and for some reason mine only had the following content:

#  File generated by update-locale
LANG=en_GB.UTF-8

Adding the lines in the error message and changing everything to en_GB.UTF-8 to be in line with the existing LANG setting (and then rebooting for good measure) removed the issue:

$ cat /etc/default/locale
# File generated by update-locale
LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
LC_ALL=en_GB.UTF-8

The problem is now solved and the error message is gone.

Feedback

If you know whether I have messed something up during Raspbian installation (raspi-config?) or perhaps this is default behaviour, please let me know in comments below.