Bug 748850

Summary: yum tracebacks when package with ® in name is installed
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Michael Mráka <mmraka>
Component: yumAssignee: packaging-team-maint
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: BaseOS QE Security Team <qe-baseos-security>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: high    
Version: 5.7CC: clocklea, cperry, jpazdziora, mmello, pmutha, slukasik, syeghiay, zpavlas
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: Patch
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OS: Linux   
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Clone Of: 701344 Environment:
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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2012-06-11 21:28:17 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion in the current release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated in the
current release, Red Hat is unfortunately unable to address this
request at this time. Red Hat invites you to ask your support
representative to propose this request, if appropriate and relevant,
in the next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Comment 3 Zdeněk Pavlas 2013-03-18 08:48:16 EDT
Yum has never supported non-ascii package names.  Internally, it's mostly ok to use whatever binary strings, but it's the UI that uses unicode that breaks things.

In theory, a bunch of to_unicode() calls in output.py (and probably in few other places as well) may fix this, but I'm not sure it's worth it.  Maybe upstream, but probably not in EL5.