Bug 442691 - git-daemon package description includes extended ASCII character
git-daemon package description includes extended ASCII character
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: git (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bryan Kearney
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-16 06:18 EDT by David Robinson
Modified: 2013-01-10 05:23 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-16 08:02:35 EDT
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Description David Robinson 2008-04-16 06:18:15 EDT
Description of problem:
The description of the git-daemon package contains extended ASCII code 145, æ (a
backwards 'a' and 'e').

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum info git-daemon
Actual results:
$ yum info git-daemon
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Available Packages
Name       : git-daemon
Arch       : x86_64
Version    :
Release    : 3.fc9
Size       : 102 k
Repo       : rawhide
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
    yummain.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 236, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 111, in main
    result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 309, in doCommands
    return self.yum_cli_commands[self.basecmd].doCommand(self, self.basecmd,
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yumcommands.py", line 214, in doCommand
    rap = base.listPkgs(ypl.available, _('Available Packages'), basecmd)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 338, in listPkgs
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 305, in infoOutput
    print self.fmtKeyValFill(_("Summary    : "), enc(pkg.summary))
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/output.py", line 257, in fmtKeyValFill
    val = str(val)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xe6' in position 14:
ordinal not in range(128)

Expected results:
Whilst I realise that this is a bug in yum and not git, its probably not a great
idea to use the extended ASCII character in the description (and I'll file a bug
against yum too).

Additional info:
%package daemon
Summary:        Git protocol dæmon
Group:          Development/Tools
Requires:       git = %{version}-%{release}
%description daemon
The git dæmon for supporting git:// access to git repositories
Comment 1 David Robinson 2008-04-16 06:26:39 EDT
I've filed bug 442695 against yum.
Comment 2 James Bowes 2008-04-16 08:02:35 EDT
Closing as wontfix, since this was a temporary regression in yum, and the
git-daemon description has always used the funky character.

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