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

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Issue

  • While running "yum update" command, the output includes the error message regarding failing to set locale. Here is the output:
[root@localhost ~]# yum update
Failed to set locale, defaulting to C
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
  • While executing locale command gives below error:
[root@localhost ~]# locale
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
LANG=en_CA.utf8
LC_CTYPE="en_CA.utf8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_CA.utf8"
LC_TIME="en_CA.utf8"
LC_COLLATE="en_CA.utf8"
LC_MONETARY="en_CA.utf8"
LC_MESSAGES="en_CA.utf8"
LC_PAPER="en_CA.utf8"
LC_NAME="en_CA.utf8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_CA.utf8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_CA.utf8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_CA.utf8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_CA.utf8"
LC_ALL=en_CA.utf8

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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