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

Bug #871088 reported by Pasi Tarhonen on 2011-10-09
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Low
Gary Lasker
Oneiric
Low
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

this app crashed when opening it from dash by selecting new app to be installed

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 5.0.1.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 9 05:38:25 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110802.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center bum/Järjestelmän\ käynnistyksen\ hallinta
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center', 'bum/J\xc3\xa4rjestelm\xc3\xa4n k\xc3\xa4ynnistyksen hallinta']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __str__(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 1: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-01 (7 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Pasi Tarhonen (pasi-tarhonen) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

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
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Gary Lasker (gary-lasker)
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello Pasi, or anyone else affected,

Accepted software-center into oneiric-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

I have verified using the French locale that version 5.0.3.1 of software-center in oneiric-proposed fixes this issue for me. Thanks!

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-center - 5.0.3.1

---------------
software-center (5.0.3.1) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/purchaseview.py:
    - set transient parent when creating a new webview to better
      support PayPal (LP: #893988)

software-center (5.0.3) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * Improve icon extenstion detection, some iconnames are already
    without extenstion with still with a "." in the name, some are not.
    This fixes the icons display for wesnoth and xpuzzles (LP: #878707)

  [ Gary Lasker ]
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py:
    - fix potential dbus crash when accessing the list of previous
      purchases (LP: #863898)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/session/navhistory.py:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError in NavigationItem __str__ (LP: #847050)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError in DisplayState __str__ (LP: #873046)
  * softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/models/pendingstore.py:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError in _render_status_text (LP: #862029)
  * softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError in get_install_warning_text (LP: #857416)
  * softwarecenter/db/application.py:
    - fix UnicodeDecodeError in __str__ (LP: #871088)

  [ Gabor Kelemen ]
  * Fix misplaced parentheses and localize the app name
    using the app-install-data-ubuntu domain. LP: #880257
  * Display the success message properly localized. LP: #872823
  * Display failure message properly localized. LP: #872812
 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:10:25 +0100

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