Problem setting locale

I am getting the following errors

locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_COLLATE to default locale: No such file or directory

when I attempt to fix it with dpkg-reconfigure locales

i get these errors

Generating locales (this might take a while)...
  en_GB.UTF-8...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
  en_US.UTF-8...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
Generation complete.

locale -a

C
C.UTF-8
POSIX

cat /etc/default/locale

LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8"
LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"
LANG=en_US.UTF-8

uname -a

Linux parrot 5.4.0-4parrot1-amd64 #1 SMP Parrot 5.4.19-4parrot1 (2020-02-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux

Debian Standard install

Configured to multiboot with other systems? NO

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
        LANGUAGE = (unset),
        LC_ALL = "en_US",
        LC_CTYPE = "en_US.UTF-8",
        LANG = "en_US.UTF-8"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Generating locales (this might take a while)...
  en_GB.ISO-8859-1...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
  en_GB.UTF-8...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
  en_US.ISO-8859-1...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
  en_US.UTF-8...[error] cannot open locale definition file `en_GB': No such file or directory
 done
Generation complete.
*** update-locale: Error: invalid locale settings:  LC_CTYPE="en_US.UTF-8" LANG=C.UTF-8 LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"

Welcome to the ParrotOS Community :hugs:
try
sudo locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

If you want to use a different language just replace the language code en_US to your desired language code.
example:- zh_CN ,de_DE ,fr_FR ,etc

It works now, not sure why. probably an update.

thanks

it is a bug in new packages. We are tracking it and trying to fix it in next release. Close this topic because it is duplicated and owner fixed the problem.

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