When I run mongo, I get the warning:

Failed global initialization: BadValue Invalid or no user locale set. Please ensure LANG and/or LC_* environment variables are set correctly.

Solution 1

you can use the below command on terminal

export LC_ALL=C

Solution 2

Generating locales

Missing locales are generated with locale-gen:

locale-gen en_US.UTF-8

Alternatively a locale file can be created manually with localedef:[1]

localedef -i en_US -f UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8

Setting Locale Settings

The locale settings can be set (to en_US.UTF-8 in the example) as follows:

export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
dpkg-reconfigure locales

The dpkg-reconfigure locales command will open a dialog under Debian for selecting the desired locale. This dialog will not appear under Ubuntu. The Configure Locales in Ubuntu article shows how to find the information regarding Ubuntu.

Solution 3

vim /etc/default/locale

add to it:


Solution 4

Amazon Linux AMI

Permanent solution for ohmyzsh:

$ vim ~/.zshrc

Write there below:

export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8

Update changes in current shell by: $ source ~/.zshrc

Solution 5

adding the following lines to my /etc/environment file worked


Solution 6

you have to add the missing local lang helper: for me the missing ones where de_LU de_LU.UTF-8 . Mongo 2.6.4 worked wihtout mongo 2.6.5 throw an error on this