Question

Upgrading from php5 to php7 utf8 locale error

Posted July 20, 2016 3.7k views
ApachePHP

After trying everything I could possibly find I am unable to solve my issue

I am following this tutorial on DO https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-php-7-on-ubuntu-14-04 on how to upgrade from php5 to php7

The problem: Immediately on the first step when I execute “add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php”

I am given a warning error
add-apt-repository is broken with non-uft-locales see xxxxxx.com

I already tried
apt-get install -y language-pack-en-base
LCALL=enUS.UTF-8 add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

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Here’s a summary from a solution from Sakshi’s Oracle blog that works for Ubuntu:

sudo locale-gen en_US.UTF-8
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

then edit /etc/default/locale and add LC_ALL and LANGUAGE with values “en_US.UTF-8”, like this

LANG=en_US.UTF-8
LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8
LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8

Now try the locale command.

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