glances crashes with utf-8 decoding related problem

Bug #1543210 reported by Alejandro R. Mosteo
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
glances (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is a 15.10 fresh install, although the user has a home partition saved from previous installs. Note that creating a fresh user shows the same problem, however.

When launching glances this happens:

$ glances
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/glances", line 9, in <module>
    load_entry_point('Glances==2.3', 'console_scripts', 'glances')()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/", line 119, in main
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/core/", line 62, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/core/", line 156, in update
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/plugins/", line 58, in update
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/core/", line 555, in update
    standard_stats=self.get_max_processes() is None)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/glances/core/", line 362, in __get_process_stats
    proc.as_dict(attrs=['cpu_percent', 'memory_percent', 'name', 'cpu_times'], ad_value=''))
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 429, in as_dict
    ret = attr()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 505, in name
    name =
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 645, in wrapper
    return fun(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/psutil/", line 676, in name
    return' ')[1].replace('(', '').replace(')', '')
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/", line 319, in decode
    (result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xc2 in position 20: invalid continuation byte

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: glances 2.3-1build1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-27.32-generic 4.2.8-ckt1
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-27-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64

Date: Mon Feb 8 17:48:40 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-02-08 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: glances
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Alejandro R. Mosteo (mosteo) wrote :
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Alejandro R. Mosteo (mosteo) wrote :

Also, this happened right after system installation and after a dist-upgrade plus reboot.

Sebastien Badia (sbadia)
Changed in glances (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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