Bug 1337054 - yum list installed: UnicodeDecodeError
Summary: yum list installed: UnicodeDecodeError
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 6.8
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Valentina Mukhamedzhanova
QA Contact: Eva Mrakova
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-05-18 07:39 UTC by Eva Mrakova
Modified: 2017-12-06 11:52 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Clone Of: 1234967
Last Closed: 2017-12-06 11:52:14 UTC
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Description Eva Mrakova 2016-05-18 07:39:04 UTC
Also happens for yum-3.2.29-73.el6

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1234967 +++

Description of problem:
I'm seeing lots of yum crashes during Ceph testing.

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

[ubuntu@magna117 ~]$ sudo yum list installed
Loaded plugins: priorities, product-id, subscription-manager
Installed Packages
NetworkManager.x86_64            1:1.0.0-14.git20150121.b4ea599c.el7
NetworkManager-libnm.x86_64      1:1.0.0-14.git20150121.b4ea599c.el7
NetworkManager-team.x86_64       1:1.0.0-14.git20150121.b4ea599c.el7
NetworkManager-tui.x86_64        1:1.0.0-14.git20150121.b4ea599c.el7
                                 1.0-9.el7                   @anaconda/7.1
SDL.x86_64                       1.2.15-11.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
acl.x86_64                       2.2.51-12.el7               @anaconda/7.1
agg.x86_64                       2.5-18.el7                  @rhel-7-server-rpms
aic94xx-firmware.noarch          30-6.el7                    @anaconda/7.1
alsa-firmware.noarch             1.0.28-2.el7                @anaconda/7.1
alsa-lib.x86_64                  1.0.28-2.el7                @anaconda/7.1
alsa-tools-firmware.x86_64       1.0.27-4.el7                @anaconda/7.1
ant.noarch                       1.9.2-9.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
apr.x86_64                       1.4.8-3.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
apr-devel.x86_64                 1.4.8-3.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
apr-util.x86_64                  1.5.2-6.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
apr-util-devel.x86_64            1.5.2-6.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
at.x86_64                        3.1.13-17.el7_0.1           @rhel-7-server-rpms
atk.x86_64                       2.8.0-4.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
atlas.x86_64                     3.10.1-7.el7                @rhel-7-server-rpms
attr.x86_64                      2.4.46-12.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
audit.x86_64                     2.4.1-5.el7                 @anaconda/7.1
audit-libs.x86_64                2.4.1-5.el7                 @anaconda/7.1
authconfig.x86_64                6.2.8-9.el7                 @anaconda/7.1
autoconf.noarch                  2.69-11.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
autogen-libopts.x86_64           5.18-5.el7                  @rhel-7-server-rpms
automake.noarch                  1.13.4-3.el7                @rhel-7-server-rpms
avahi-autoipd.x86_64             0.6.31-14.el7               @anaconda/7.1
avahi-libs.x86_64                0.6.31-14.el7               @anaconda/7.1
basesystem.noarch                10.0-7.el7                  @anaconda/7.1
bash.x86_64                      4.2.46-12.el7               @anaconda/7.1
bc.x86_64                        1.06.95-13.el7              @rhel-7-server-rpms
bind-libs-lite.x86_64            32:9.9.4-18.el7             @anaconda/7.1
bind-license.noarch              32:9.9.4-18.el7             @anaconda/7.1
binutils.x86_64                  @anaconda/7.1
biosdevname.x86_64               0.6.1-2.el7                 @anaconda/7.1
bison.x86_64                     2.7-4.el7                   @rhel-7-server-rpms
blas.x86_64                      3.4.2-4.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
blktrace.x86_64                  1.0.5-6.el7                 @rhel-7-server-rpms
boost-program-options.x86_64     1.53.0-23.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
boost-system.x86_64              1.53.0-23.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
boost-thread.x86_64              1.53.0-23.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
btrfs-progs.x86_64               3.16.2-1.el7                @anaconda/7.1
byacc.x86_64                     1.9.20130304-3.el7          @rhel-7-server-rpms
bzip2.x86_64                     1.0.6-12.el7                @rhel-7-server-rpms
bzip2-libs.x86_64                1.0.6-12.el7                @anaconda/7.1
ca-certificates.noarch           2014.1.98-72.el7            @anaconda/7.1
cairo.x86_64                     1.12.14-6.el7               @rhel-7-server-rpms
celt051.x86_64                        @rhel-7-server-rpms
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 367, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 174, in main
    result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 571, in doCommands
    return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd, self.extcmds)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 693, in doCommand
    '=' : clir, 'not in' : clie})
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 954, in listPkgs
    highlight=highlight, columns=columns)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 729, in simpleList
    print self.fmtColumns(columns, text_width=len)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 706, in fmtColumns
    return msg % tuple(data)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe8 in position 2: ordinal not in range(128)

Comment 3 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 11:52:14 UTC
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