[libvirt] setlocale problems / "initialization failed" in Rawhide

Ján Tomko jtomko at redhat.com
Mon Feb 29 16:16:08 UTC 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 03:22:58PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1312688
> When you upgrade from F23 to current Rawhide, you don't get any
> "language pack" installed.

This is the bug.

> It turns out this breaks many things
> including libvirtd which no longer starts up:
>   $ ./daemon/libvirtd --help
>   /home/rjones/d/libvirt/daemon/.libs/lt-libvirtd: initialization failed
> Simply installing glibc-langpack-en is sufficient to fix this, but I
> was wondering if we should try to make libvirt work anyway.
> The failure comes from setlocale (LC_ALL, "") returning NULL.  The
> attached test program prints:
>   $ ./test 
>   setlocale failed, errno=No such file or directory
> Also attached is the strace output so you can see what files it is
> looking for.
> Seems like solutions to this include:

These are workarounds - either around a user error, or the bug in
fedora upgrade that removed the locales.

There's nothing wrong with libvirt here.


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