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On a new copy of Ubuntu 11.04 server I am trying to install PostgreSQL server by apt-get install postgresql. But in the end of installation log I saw:

Error: could not create default cluster. Please create it manually with

  pg_createcluster 8.4 main --start

When I ran this command I saw this message:

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
LANGUAGE = "en_US:en",
LC_ALL = (unset),
LC_CTYPE = "UTF-8",
LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
Error: The locale requested by the environment is invalid.

And no PostgreSQL server started :(

What I need to do to become happy on this?

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What's the output of "locale -a"? –  Milen A. Radev Sep 5 '11 at 17:52

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The current environment variables have effect as well. Use the command

locale

to see what is seen by Postgres, and update using export statements, e.g.:

export LANGUAGE="en_US.UTF-8"
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This lines are helped me:

echo 'LANGUAGE="en_US.UTF-8"' >> /etc/default/locale
echo 'LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"' >> /etc/default/locale
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Luckily for you this is an issue I had to look up my notes on, but you asked it in September 2011.

Check these links - Enlist the help of Google Translate

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/de/wiki/Perl_warning_Setting_locale_failed_unter_Debian

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/de/wiki/Locales_unter_Ubuntu_konfigurieren

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale#List_current_settings

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