add-apt-repository crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in __main__: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 209-211: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #883297 reported by Jeff.Crown on 2011-10-28
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Bug Description

This error was caused by issuing the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: python-software-properties 0.81.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.287
Date: Fri Oct 28 15:19:53 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/add-apt-repository
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/add-apt-repository', 'ppa:n-muench/vlc']
SourcePackage: software-properties
Title: add-apt-repository crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in __main__: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 209-211: ordinal not in range(128)
Traceback:
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 80, in <module>
     print " %s" % (ppa_info["description"] or "")
 UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode characters in position 209-211: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups:

Jeff.Crown (jeff-crown) on 2011-10-28
visibility: private → public

Thank you for taking the time to report this crash and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular crash has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #827355, so is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #827355, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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