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The locale cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the locale cookbook is no longer recommended.


locale (7) Versions 1.1.0

Configures the system locale on Linux systems

cookbook 'locale', '= 1.1.0'
cookbook 'locale', '= 1.1.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install locale
knife supermarket download locale
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Sets the default system locale for this system. You can see which locales are available by running locale -a.

On Debian based systems, this recipe sets the locale by running update-locale and on Fedora, it uses localectl.

On RHEL based systems, the recipe operates on the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file directly because there is no standard command line tool to change the system locale settings.


Tested on Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora


  • node['locale']['lang'] -- the value for "LANG": defaults to "en_US.utf8"
  • node['locale']['lc_all'] -- the value for "LC_ALL": defaults to "en_US.utf8"

Note that you cannot set "LC_ALL" on Fedora. It is a documented limitation; see "man 5 locale.conf". So this recipe simply ignores LC_ALL for Fedora.


Include the default recipe in your run list.

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