Here is an example error when trying to create a database in Postgres:
ERROR 22023 (invalid_parameter_value) encoding "UTF8" does not match locale
The chosen LC_CTYPE setting requires encoding "LATIN1".
Such an error might come up if OS locale was not set while installing Postgres. It is fixable by shuffling templates or by reinstalling Postgres after locale is set, I prefer the latest, cause having a fresh install just gives me more peace of mind. To fix that, we must first configure locale, on Debian/Ubuntu it would be something like that (the command will trigger an interactive prompt):Continue reading