software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in get_label(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 0: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #1050036 reported by Manu Rincón on 2012-09-12
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This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Nicolas Delvaux

Bug Description

software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in get_label(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 0: ordinal not in range(128

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: software-center 5.3.12
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.16-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Wed Sep 12 22:14:35 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120909)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=es_ES.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in get_label(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 0: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

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Manu Rincón (manurincon) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
visibility: private → public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ernst Sjöstrand (ernstp) wrote :

I can't install Dustforce because of this bug.

Robin Sheat (eythian) wrote :

Occurred when I attempted to get "More Information" about my pre-purchased copy of Limbo.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Nicolas Delvaux (malizor)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.4

---------------
software-center (5.4) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1044141:
    - fix unicode error crash on a transaction error
      (LP: #1044141)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-size-calc-race:
    - fix crash due to a race in the size calculation code
      in the details view (LP: #1041004)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/fix-crash-1048886:
    - No longer call GLib.init_threads() as this will cause
      LP: #1048886 later. Many thanks to Albert Astals Cid
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/dbus-idle-timeout:
    - stop the dbus data provider after 5min of inactivity
      (LP: #1058567)
  * lp:~mvo/software-center/lp1051829:
    - Do not report deb packages with lintian errors via the
      recoverable errors mechanism. This removes 97 out of 104
      instances of my sample of the recoverable error report
      for LP: #1051829. Other types of failures will still be
      reported as recoverable failures though (as we do want
      to know about them).

  [ Gary Lakser ]
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/lp1041004:
    - ensure that app_details is valid before using it (LP: #1041004)
  * lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/fix-crash-lp1021308:
    - send synthetic "style-updated" signals to ensure that the signal
      handlers are called on themes that do not send this signal (like
      oxygen-gtk3). This fixes a crash and broken drawing LP: #1021308

  [ Nicolas Delvaux ]
  * lp:~malizor/software-center/fix-lp1050036:
    - fix crash in get_label() (LP: #1050036) and drop the i18n for the
      yes/no symbols that were not translated in any language (as a result
      test_regression_lp1047281.py can also be dropped)
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:58:20 +0200

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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