Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#18065 closed Bug (duplicate) createsuperuser fails if LC_ALL is empty

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Management commands) Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


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
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "./", line 9, in <module>


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 443, in execute_from_command_line


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 382, in execute


File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 196, in run_from_argv

self.execute(*args, options.dict)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute

output = self.handle(*args, options)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 371, in handle

return self.handle_noargs(options)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/commands/", line 110, in handle_noargs

emit_post_sync_signal(created_models, verbosity, interactive, db)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 189, in emit_post_sync_signal

interactive=interactive, db=db)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/dispatch/", line 172, in send

response = receiver(signal=self, sender=sender, named)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 73, in create_superuser

call_command("createsuperuser", interactive=True, database=db)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 150, in call_command

return klass.execute(*args, defaults)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute

output = self.handle(*args, options)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/auth/management/commands/", line 70, in handle

default_username = get_default_username()

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 105, in get_default_username

default_username = get_system_username()

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 85, in get_system_username

return getpass.getuser().decode(locale.getdefaultlocale()[1])

TypeError: decode() argument 1 must be string, not None
adys@azura ~/test % python -c "import locale; print(locale.getdefaultlocale())"
(None, None)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by aaugustin

  • Needs documentation unset
  • Needs tests unset
  • Patch needs improvement unset
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

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