I am trying to install AWS CloudWatch Log Agent on Ubuntu 14.04 following this guide: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudWatch/latest/DeveloperGuide/QuickStartEC2Instance.html

When I type in

sudo python ./awslogs-agent-setup.py --region eu-central-1

I get the following error:

Step 2 of 5: Downloading the latest CloudWatch Logs agent bits ...
ERROR: Failed to create virtualenv. Try manually installing with pip
 and adding it to the sudo user's PATH before running this script.

Any tips on how to deal with this would be much appreciated!


i had the same problem. you can see the logs of the script with:

cat /var/log/awslogs-agent-setup.log

there were some problems with the locals and a

 export LC_ALL=C

solved it for me.

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