U1 installation fails on Win 8 64-bit

Bug #1190157 reported by Sergei Vorobyov
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu One Client
Ubuntu One Client Engineering team

Bug Description

It says Type Error
decode() argument 1 must be string without null bytes not str

I am keeping an eye on the U1 development over a few years already, and each time promise myself to give up.

It always fails miserably, never worked neither on Linux nor Windows.

And apparently never will.

By contrast SkyDrive, DropBox and similar run like charm, without any problems and mistakes.

Shame on Ubuntu!

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Sergei Vorobyov (svorobyov) wrote :
Dave Morley (davmor2)
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu One Client Engineering team (ubuntuone-client-engineering)
tags: added: u1-by-user u1-on-production u1-windows
Changed in ubuntuone-client:
importance: Low → Medium
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Lou Nigra (lounigra) wrote :

Identical error on my Win 8 x64 installation. A few more details FWIW:

1) Error dialog as reported as soon as client opens up.

2) Dismiss dialog, client shows local Ubuntu One folder only with File Sync disconnected.

3) Click "Connect", hangs on "Loading... Please Wait" indefinitely

4) Client can be closed.

5) ubuntuone.com/account page shows that client device was successfully linked.

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