aptd crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in _method_reply_error(): 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 20-28: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #771404 reported by Arthur Finkin on 2011-04-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
dbus-python (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: aptdaemon

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ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: aptdaemon 0.41+bzr646-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 26 17:56:53 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/aptd
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Beta i386 (20110413)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/sbin/aptd
ProcEnviron:

PythonArgs: ['/usr/sbin/aptd']
SourcePackage: aptdaemon
Title: aptd crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in _method_reply_error(): 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 20-28: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-26 (0 days ago)
UserGroups:

Arthur Finkin (arthur-finkin) wrote :

This crash has the same stack trace characteristics as bug #753829. However, the latter was already fixed in an earlier package version than the one in this report. This might be a regression or because the problem is in a dependent package.

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
tags: added: regression-retracer
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

affects: aptdaemon (Ubuntu) → dbus-python (Ubuntu)
Changed in dbus-python (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
visibility: private → public
Changed in dbus-python (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in dbus-python (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Xavier Ribes (xavier-ribes) wrote :

this bugs affects now the last version of Ubuntu, Precise 12.04.1, version of aptd 0.43+bzr805-0ubuntu3. Please see attachment (apport crash file)

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This is occurring a fair bit as can be seen at - https://errors.ubuntu.com/problem/c9c328c9dc619f1fbd97cd986082ff04a67550b7.

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