Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445779
yum behind captive AP throws UnicodeDebugError
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:02:33 EST
Description of problem:
<mdomsch> scenario: yum downloads metadata (or tries to) while behind some
captive access point
<mdomsch> the AP lies and says "sure, here's the mirrorlist"
<mdomsch> when in fact what you got was the AP's welcome page
<mdomsch> packagekitd segfaults
<mdomsch> from this
<mdomsch> yum clean metadata, after getting past the AP's welcome page, is needed
<skvidal> so yum's doing the right thing in that case
<skvidal> bitching about the content of the mirrorlist
<skvidal> the issue you're seeing is
<skvidal> python's $$^$^#@!$#@!$ unicode support bitching b/c of the different
<skvidal> mdomsch: please file it, we'll fix the error message
<skvidal> we just have to tell it to encode/decode that string
<skvidal> it's not the end of the world
<skvidal> just very irritating
<mdomsch> thought you'd appreciate it
<mdomsch> always trying to brighten your world - that's me :-)
<skvidal> mdomsch: you see how it is trying to raise properly?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect to the network behind a FON captive access point
2. yum update
no backtrace; fail to update naturally.
Created attachment 304919 [details]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 446248 ***
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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