After a clean Ubuntu Server install, I get the following error when running 'perl'.

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
    LANGUAGE = (unset),
    LC_ALL = (unset),
    LANG = "en_CA.utf8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").

Where should I set my locale, system wide and user specific? If there's a command line utility to do it I'd rather use it than manually edit configuration files.


1 Answer 1


Type the following in terminal to get rid of that error,

sudo apt-get install language-pack-en-base

sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

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