[requestsync] crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in edit_report()

Bug #553795 reported by Micah Gersten on 2010-04-02
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu)
Stefano Rivera

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubuntu-dev-tools

Here's the whole console output:
requestsync phpmyadmin lucid unstable
Do you have upload permissions for the 'universe' component or the package 'phpmyadmin' in Ubuntu lucid?
If in doubt answer 'n'. [y/N]?
Please check on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/phpmyadmin/+bugs
for duplicate sync requests before continuing.
Press [Enter] to continue or [Ctrl-C] to abort.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/requestsync", line 206, in <module>
    (title, report) = edit_report(title, report, changes_required = need_interaction)
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.6/ubuntutools/requestsync/common.py", line 90, in edit_report
    print 'Currently the report looks as follows:\n%s' % report
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u010c' in position 652: ordinal not in range(128)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: ubuntu-dev-tools 0.96
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-18.27-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-18-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 2 00:07:01 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/requestsync
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.6
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/requestsync phpmyadmin lucid unstable
 PATH=(custom, no user)
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/requestsync', 'phpmyadmin', 'lucid', 'unstable']
SourcePackage: ubuntu-dev-tools
Title: requestsync crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in edit_report()
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy fuse lpadmin netdev plugdev sambashare vboxusers video

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :
visibility: private → public
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Michael Bienia (geser) wrote :

I could reproduce this with "LANG=C requestsync ...". It works with a UTF-8 locale.

I guess requestsync needs to check if it's running in a UTF-8 locale and exit otherwise. Else it can't display the report with the UTF-8 encoded changelog.

Changed in ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2010-12-18
summary: - requestsync crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in edit_report()
+ [requestsync] crashed with UnicodeEncodeError in edit_report()
Stefano Rivera (stefanor) wrote :

Yeah I don't really see how else we can handle this in LANG=C.
Similar issue in http://bugs.debian.org/613114

"Fixed" (with an error message) in r1026.

Changed in ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Stefano Rivera (stefanor)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-dev-tools - 0.117

ubuntu-dev-tools (0.117) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Benjamin Drung ]
  * dgetlp, import-bug-from-debian, suspicious-source:
    Show error messages instead of having the import errors for
    recommended packages (Closes: #613101, LP: #693813).
  * update_maintainer.py: Update Maintainer field if it is set to
    "Ubuntu Core Developers <email address hidden>".

  [ Stefano Rivera ]
  * ubuntutools/archive.py: Rewrite launchpadlib redirects to https when
    fetching dscs.
  * debian/control:
    - Suggest qemu-user-static | qemu-kvm-extras-static. Ubuntu provides a
      qemu-user-static package, like Debian, since natty.
    - Drop Build-Depend on Recommend on libapt-pkg-perl. No longer used.
  * grab-merge: Show help when no arguments are provided.
  * pull-revu-source: Check for the availability of libwww-perl, and print a
    more helpful error.
  * requestsync, grep-merges: Require a UTF-8 locale. (Closes: #613114,
    LP: #553795)
 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:42:33 +0100

Changed in ubuntu-dev-tools (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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