Error: Failed to import module localemod

:wave: Hallo community,

:anger: I get an error message, if I run the dom0 updater.

[user@dom0 ~]$ sudo qubesctl --show-output state.sls update.qubes-dom0
[WARNING ] /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/salt/utils/ RuntimeWarning: line buffering (buffering=1) isn't supported in binary mode, the default buffer size will be used
  f_handle = open(*args, **kwargs)  # pylint: disable=resource-leakage

[ERROR   ] Failed to import module localemod, this is due most likely to a syntax error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/salt/", line 1685, in _load_module
    mod = spec.loader.load_module()
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 522, in _check_name_wrapper
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 1027, in load_module
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 852, in load_module
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 265, in _load_module_shim
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 702, in _load
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 671, in _load_unlocked
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 848, in exec_module
  File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 219, in _call_with_frames_removed
  File "/var/cache/salt/minion/extmods/modules/", line 222, in <module>
AttributeError: module 'salt.utils.decorators' has no attribute 'which'
          ID: /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-dom0.repo
    Function: file.replace
      Result: True
     Comment: No changes needed to be made
     Started: 00:35:35.489167
    Duration: 12.268 ms
          ID: /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-templates.repo
    Function: file.replace
      Result: True
     Comment: No changes needed to be made
     Started: 00:35:35.501546
    Duration: 1.288 ms
          ID: update
        Name: if qubes-dom0-update --quiet --assumeyes --clean --action=clean expire-cache >/dev/null 2>&1; then
    echo "result=True comment='Cache cleaned'"
    echo "result=False comment='Could not clean cache'"

      Result: True
     Comment: Cache cleaned
     Started: 00:35:35.503942
    Duration: 5986.629 ms
          ID: update
    Function: pkg.uptodate
      Result: True
     Comment: System is already up-to-date
     Started: 00:35:43.050404
    Duration: 101501.898 ms

Summary for local
Succeeded: 4
Failed:    0
Total states run:     4
Total run time: 107.502 s

:question: Should I be worried? How can I solve this error?

:pray: Thank you very much for your help.

It has failed to load a resource for your locale. Salt Localemod docs refer to this variable…

It appears it didn’t break any other functionality based on the “Comment” and “Result” fields.

How can I avoid this error? What should I do?