ubiquity crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in debug(): 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe9' in position 55: ordinal not in range(128)

Bug #960278 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2012-03-20
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray

Bug Description

Precise Desktop 20120320

ubiquity was running in debug mode (ubiquity -d), and the live session was set to French. It crashes on keyboard selection step when I aws scrolling the kb layouts list with the keyboard (page up then arrows)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.9.30
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-19.30-generic 3.2.11
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.312
Date: Tue Mar 20 15:55:05 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity
ExecutableTimestamp: 1332195677
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120320)
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity -d
ProcCwd: /home/ubuntu
ProcEnviron: Error: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/proc/5254/environ'
PythonArgs: ['/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity', '-d']
SourcePackage: ubiquity
Title: ubiquity crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in debug(): 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe9' in position 55: ordinal not in range(128)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
description: updated
visibility: private → public
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Brian Murray (brian-murray)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Looking at your debug log file:

debconf (developer): <-- METAGET keyboard-configuration/variant choices-c
debconf (developer): --> 1 Arménien, Arménien - Arménien (occidentale), Arménien - Arménien (orientale), Arménien - Arménien (phonétique), Arménien - Arménien (variante\\, orientale), Arménien - Arménien (variante\\, phonétique)
debconf (developer): <-- GET keyboard-configuration/variant
debconf (developer): --> 1 Arménien
debconf (developer): <-- GET keyboard-configuration/modelcode
debconf (developer): --> 1 pc105
Exception in GTK frontend (invoking crash handler):

It seems to have crashed after clicking on Arménien. Yesterday, I was able to make it crash by choosing Cingalais but today I no longer can.

description: updated
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was able to get it to crash again by choosing Biélorusse.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.10.2

ubiquity (2.10.2) precise; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Fix test_misc.GrubDefaultTests.test_avoid_cdrom.
  * Invert the set of locale categories set in case of a language/location
    conflict, so we now set LC_NUMERIC, LC_TIME, LC_MONETARY, LC_PAPER,
    instead (LP: #926207).
  * Automatic update of included source packages: localechooser 2.39ubuntu2.

  [ Brian Murray ]
  * UTF-8-encode debug messages which are written to stderr (LP: #960278)
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:00:36 +0000

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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