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software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __str__(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 94: ordinal not in range(128)

Reported by Påvel Nicklasson on 2011-10-12
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)
Low
Gary Lasker
Oneiric
Low
Gary Lasker

Bug Description

software-center crashed

Test case for Oneiric SRU:
1. Launch software-center using a local that requires unicode (e.g. French).
2. Type "love" into the search bar and navigate to the details view for the LÖVE package.
3. Verify this crash does not occur.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: software-center 5.0.1.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Oct 12 21:56:40 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta amd64 (20110921.2)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __str__(): 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 94: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
visibility: private → public
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → 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 Påvel, 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!

description: updated
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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