Unsupported locale errors in XOrg

Prashanth Chandra coolshanth94 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 16:42:58 UTC 2018


Ilya,

1.
/usr/share/X11/locale/locale.dir
does contain the line
en_US.UTF-8/XLC_LOCALE:                 en_HK.UTF-8
2.
/usr/share/X11/locale/locale.alias
doesn't contain a line beginning with
en_HK.UTF-8:
does contain lines beginning with
en_HK.utf8, en_HK.iso88591, etc.
3.
/etc/locale.gen
is fully commented except for the following two uncommented lines:
en_HK.UTF-8 UTF-8
en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
4.
/etc/locale.alias
doesn't contain the string en_HK.UTF-8
5.
Then, I ran sudo update-locale LANG="en_HK.utf-8" LANGUAGE="en_HK" and rebooted
my locale was changed to the following:
LANG=en_HK.utf-8
LANGUAGE=en_HK
LC_CTYPE="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_TIME="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_COLLATE="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_PAPER="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_NAME="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_HK.utf-8"
LC_ALL=
But I'm still seeing the same errors.
6.
I don't know if this means anything, but I can't find any locales
starting with en_HK under /usr/share/X11/locale,
though I do see en_US.UTF-8.


Thomas,

That was the closest thread I found that matches my issue, though I'm
quite confident the root cause is entirely different.
I've seen this error for the first time a few years back and every
time I boot into a new install of Ubuntu desktop (the installer
detects IP country and uses it to set the locale),
though I've always ignored it and forced the default locale to en_US.UTF-8.

On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 4:08 PM, Thomas L├╝bking <thomas.luebking at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 02:17:13AM +0800, Prashanth Chandra wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm getting "unsupported locale" warnings and crashes when running
>> programs such as xterm or dmenu on a clean install of Ubuntu 17.10
>>
>> Examples:
>> warning: no locale support
>> Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
>>
>> Here's the offending line from dmenu's source code:
>>
>> if (!setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "") || !XSupportsLocale())
>> fputs("warning: no locale support\n", stderr);
>
>
> You certainly have bleachbit installed ...?
>
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1669411#p1669411
>
>
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