software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in spawn_write_new_review_ui(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #856052 reported by Christopher Kyle Horton on 2011-09-22
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Medium
Kiwinote

Bug Description

Occurred when I clicked on the "Write your own review" button for LÖVE.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 4.1.23.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 21 22:39:23 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110909)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in spawn_write_new_review_ui(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-13 (8 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Kiwinote (kiwinote) wrote :

Hi! Thanks for your bug report. The bug you describe has been fixed in the branch I have linked and should be available in the next release. Please continue to report any bugs you may find in software-center. Thanks again for your help!

visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 4.1.23.5

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software-center (4.1.23.5) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Robert Roth ]
  * Fix inconsistent colors in banner (LP: #855417)
  * softwarecenter/db/debfile.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appdetailsview_gtk.py:
    - display total size in the details view for standalone
      deb files (LP: #851222)
  * softwarecenter/db/database.py:
    - restore support for custom list searches
      (LP: #835069, LP: #828281)

  [ Kiwinote ]
  * correctly index desktop files which refer to packages for which we must
    install a version for a foreign architecture (eg skype)
  * softwarecenter/backend/reviews.py:
    - allow us to write reviews for apps with unicode appname (LP: #856052)

  [ Matthew McGowan ]
  * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/tweaks:
    - mak the avg-rating label white when a row is selected
    - TextBlock.set_visible_window to False. add a css comment
  * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/bug635994-again:
    - make the up/down -arrow behaviour available to both
      detailsview_gtk and the catview_gtk (LP: #635994)
  * lp:~mmcg069/software-center/re-fixes:
    - additional fixes for the detailsview

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - prevent potential crash at startup if views have not yet
      been created on a call to refresh_apps (LP: #855622)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py,
    softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/installedpane.py:
    - consolidate spinner code, add timeout mask for installed
      view spinner
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - display spinner while changing list view sort method
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py:
    - display spinner while loading previous purchases list
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/widgets/actionbar.py:
    - fix regression in action bar button alignment (LP: #856872)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py:
    - restore action bar functionality for custom lists
      (LP: #835069)
    - don't hide technical items during a custom list search
    - restore custom list search using apt url syntax (LP: #828281)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/dialogs/__init__.py:
    - fix crash when showing error dialog (LP: #842678)

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * lp:~didrocks/software-center/new-oneconf-sync-signal:
    - enable getting a last sync accurate date as soon as the sync
      is done (LP: #855345)

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * utils/submit_review_gtk3.py:
    - setup logging from the helper to xdg
      ~/.cache/software-center/reviews-helper.log
  * utils/submit_review_gtk3.py, softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appview.py:
    - use Gtk.ComboBoxText.new() instead of Gtk.ComboBoxText(). This makes
      get_active_text() actually work on the combobox (LP: #856429)
  * softwarecenter/utils.py:
    - fix writing new config before using it (LP: #827527)
  * softwarecenter/backend/reviews.py:
    - write out the review stats in a C friendly bsddb so that unity
      can use it too (thanks to Mikkel Kamstrup)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py:
    - fix endless recursion (LP: #851671)
 -- Michael Vogt <michael.v...

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