I've just set up Arch Linux (not my first time). Everything installed correctly but when I login (X isn't installed yet) I see:

Arch Linux 3.8.4-1-ARCH (tty1)

mgoszcz2 login: root
Last login: Thu Mar 28 21:47:57 on tty1
-bash: en_IE.UTF-8: command not found
[root@mgoszcz2 ~]#

Anyone knows what's causing this? Any way to fix this?

  • Look through your shell initialization files for the line where you have incorrectly tried to set your locale.
    – jasonwryan
    Mar 27, 2013 at 22:45
  • I looked through /etc/bash.bashrc /etc/issue & /etc/motd and didn't find anything.. Anywhere else I should look? Mar 27, 2013 at 22:55
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    See the Arch Wiki bash article for details on the relevant files...
    – jasonwryan
    Mar 27, 2013 at 23:09
  • Thanks. I'll close the question once stack exchange allows me to :) Mar 27, 2013 at 23:23
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    If you found the issue, you can answer your own question: it may help someone else with a similar problem.
    – jasonwryan
    Mar 27, 2013 at 23:54

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Thanks jasonwryan. It seems that by accident file /etc/locale.conf contained


instead of, correct


Thanks a million.

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    Had the same problem except mine was LANG=en_IE.UTF-8 UTF-8 thanx
    – user100818
    Jan 27, 2015 at 14:17

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