Bug 606465

Summary: Unicide in _doTestTransaction error path, trying to install VirtualBox
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Petr Mejzlík <petrmej>
Component: yumAssignee: Seth Vidal <skvidal>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: ffesti, james.antill, jonathan, maxamillion, pmatilai, rhughes, richard, smparrish, tla
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Description Petr Mejzlík 2010-06-21 17:28:58 UTC
Description of problem:
I downloaded VirtualBox for Fedora 13: http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.2.4/VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.4_62467_fedora13-1.i686.rpm

Then tried to install the package. It ended up with an error in Python code: 

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py", line 2249, in _runYumTransaction
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 4167, in processTransaction
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 4265, in _doTestTransaction
    errstring += '  $s\n' $ descr
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 115: ordinal not in range(128)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ packagekitd --version
Version 0.6.5
$ yum --version

How reproducible:

Download the package and try to install it on Fedora 13. 

Additional info:

$ uname -a
Linux teltak #1 SMP Thu May 6 18:27:11 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

I am using the older kernel ( The new kernel ( does not work, it makes kernel panic.

Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2010-07-08 09:01:07 UTC
I think this is a yum bug, reassigning.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 16:00:36 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 18:41:21 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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