Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243477
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 during installation in French
Last modified: 2008-05-15 00:16:39 EDT
An upgrade from fc6/x86_64 to fc7/x86_64 using a network install from a FTP
server accessing a DVD image, in French aborted while upgrading the first
package. Restarting the upgrade in English avoided the crash.
Traceback (most recent call first):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 164, in callback
self.instLog.write(self.modeText % (nvra,))
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 562, in
errors = self.ts.run(cb.callback, '')
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 633, in _run
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 608, in run
self._run(instLog, cb, intf)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 1244, in doInstall
self.ayum.run(self.instLog, cb, anaconda.intf, anaconda.id)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/backend.py", line 236, in doInstall
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 203, in moveStep
rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 126, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 605, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 955, in <module>
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 5: ordinal
not in range(128)
Created attachment 156619 [details]
A bzip2 compressed dump of anaconda
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
I just tried to install fedora 9, Swedish. I got something similar,
unfortunately I haven't been able to save the output.
The problem occurs when it's checking the upgrade arch, f8 i386->f9 x86_64.
I suspect it's an unsupported jump, but I still don't think the anaconda
installer should try convert UTF-8 as ascii...
The final line is: UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in
position 17: ordinal
not in range(128)
Right, should mention, position 17 in my complete name in the system is 'ö'.
I'll try to change it temporarily to see how it goes. And probably open another
bug for f9, as I doubt anyone will read this:p
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We need to see the entire traceback to have a shot at fixing this, not just the
last line. As this is almost certainly happening in a different place than the
original bug report, please open a new one. Thanks.