apport-gtk crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in write(): 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\ufffd' in position 88: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #945483 reported by Sergio Schneider on 2012-03-03
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This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

occurs when reloading synaptic
Xubuntu 12.04

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: apport-gtk 1.94-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.94-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Mar 3 06:58:43 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/apport/apport-gtk
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120210)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/share/apport/apport-gtk
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 TERM=unknown
PythonArgs: ['/usr/share/apport/apport-gtk']
SourcePackage: apport
Title: apport-gtk crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in write(): 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\ufffd' in position 88: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

Sergio Schneider (spsf) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Sergio Schneider (spsf) on 2012-03-03
visibility: private → public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Klaus Rennecke (kre) wrote :

Apport crashed on me with report from skype crash, referring to this bug.

Daniel Kraus (bovender) wrote :

+1 for crash on Skype (2.2.0.25)

Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

apport crashed with this same error when collecting information to report a crash in unity-2d-shell

harry brijs (harryb-scarlet) wrote :

apport crashed with this same error when collecting information to report a crash in unity-2d-shell

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium

Occured during processing of a crash report from Inkscape, resulted in the .crash file being chmod 0000.

Andreas (andreas-weiden) wrote :

Occured during processing of a crash report from Geary in elementary OS luna beta1

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