Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 460388
RFE: anaconda should treat strings coming from packages as potentially non-UTF8
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:01:02 EDT
Description of problem:
There have been instances of Anaconda crashing when encountering non-UTF8 texts, normally from packages that have non-UTF8 characters in their translated names or summaries.
At a minimum, anaconda should defensively treat any information coming from RPM packages as suspect, and unicode(...) any such strings. Even better if the converted string is compared against the original string, and any mismatch is reported in the installation log, so that the packages affected can be fixed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
See https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2008-August/msg00267.html. Install with locale set to French appears to do the trick (I remember encountering a very similar problem myself). Note that the problem is not upgrade-specific, and will affect clean installs as well
Installation failure; exception thrown on encounter of non-UTF8 text
non-UTF8 text handled gracefully
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