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SheevaPlug and Locales

So, I got an awesome SheevaPlug from NewIT; it’s a Linux plug computer the size of a laptop adapter that uses around 5W of power. It’s perfect for an always-on home server.

After getting it installed and setup at home, I had the following locale-related issues when running apt-get and so-on;

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

which was spamming my shell far too often.

The simple fix was to apt-get install locales and then run dpkg-reconfigure locales and install those that are relevant to your system; as I’m in the UK and the only user I just installed en_GB.UTF-8.

Now I’ve got no more spam!