Saturday 10 January 2015

Django Syncdb Create superuser ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8 [Solved]

While setting up a new remote server for a new Django Application I am currently working on, I encountered following error as entered yes to create superuser after I entered syncdb command for the first time.
ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8
Here is the full trace:

(django1.5)[root@DXDS2102 testdjango]# python syncdb
Creating tables ...
Creating table auth_permission
Creating table auth_group_permissions
Creating table auth_group
Creating table auth_user_groups
Creating table auth_user_user_permissions
Creating table auth_user
Creating table django_content_type
Creating table django_session
Creating table django_site

You just installed Django's auth system, which means you don't have any superusers defined.
Would you like to create one now? (yes/no): yes
ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8
As I had centOS server for my Django Application, I entered following commands which actually solved this problem:
export LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
export LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
After running the above command I again did syncdb but Django didn't asked me about creating superuser. So for manually creating a superuser, I entered following command:
python createsuperuser
The django superuser was created without the error of "ValueError: unknown locale: UTF-8".

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