Bug 243477 - UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 during installation in French
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 during installation ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-06-08 17:48 EDT by Guillaume Chazarain
Modified: 2008-05-15 00:16 EDT (History)
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A bzip2 compressed dump of anaconda (27.23 KB, application/x-bzip2)
2007-06-08 17:48 EDT, Guillaume Chazarain
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Description Guillaume Chazarain 2007-06-08 17:48:03 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)
Comment 1 Guillaume Chazarain 2007-06-08 17:48:03 EDT
Created attachment 156619 [details]
A bzip2 compressed dump of anaconda
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-06-15 14:28:31 EDT
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
Comment 3 Starchild 2008-05-13 18:55:03 EDT
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)
Comment 4 Starchild 2008-05-13 18:59:40 EDT
Right, should mention, position 17 in my complete name in the system is 'ΓΆ'.
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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Comment 6 Chris Lumens 2008-05-15 00:16:39 EDT
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.

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