If you see the following error while installing pip:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/pip", line 11, in <module> sys.exit(main()) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/__init__.py", line 215, in main locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, '') File "/usr/lib/python2.7/locale.py", line 581, in setlocale return _setlocale(category, locale) locale.Error: unsupported locale setting
this means the environment variable
LC_ALL is missing or invalid somehow.
run the following command:
and retry installing again.
What is LC_ALL?
LC_ALL is the environment variable that overrides the value of the
LANG and the values of any other
LC_* environment variables.
In a script, if you want to force a specific setting, as you don't know what settings the user has forced, your safest and generally only option is to force LC_ALL.
C locale is for computers. In the
C locale, characters are single bytes, the charset is ASCII, the sorting order is based on the byte values, the language is usually US English.
You generally run a command with
LC_ALL=C to avoid the user's settings to interfere with your script. For example, if you want
[a-z] to match the 26 ASCII characters from
z, you have to set
Hope this helps! :)
Top comments (3)
why it need to assign "C" ? can we assign anything else?
You generally run LC_ALL=C to avoid user's settings to interfere with your script. The
Clocale is for computers and in the
Clocale, characters are single bytes, the charset is ASCII, the sorting order is based on byte values, the language is usually US English.
For example, if you want
[a-z]to match the 26 ASCII characters from
z, you have to set
Suppose if you set
es_ESwhich is European Spanish, it forces the application to use default language for output
when it is set to
Cit looks like following:
I hope this helps!
well explained.. it overrides all the other localisation settings.