Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484288
PackageKit crash on local RPM install : 'ascii' codec can't decode byte [...]: ordinal not in range
Last modified: 2009-03-27 09:45:12 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing a package from local file (VMware-server-2.0.0-122956.x86_64.rpm), a popup appears and asks me to report the following to "my distribution bug tracking system" :
Error Type: <type 'exceptions.UnicodeDecodeError'>
Error Value: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 65: ordinal not in range(128)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py, line 376, in callback
self._instProgress( bytes, total, h )
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/rpmtrans.py, line 457, in _instProgress
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2173, in event
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2166, in _showName
self.base.package(package_id, status, self.curpkg.summary)
File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 224, in package
PackageKitBaseBackend.package(self, package_id, status, summary)
File : /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line 109, in package
print >> sys.stdout, "package\t$s\t$s\t$s" $ (status, package_id, summary)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[loic@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep packagekit
Everytime I try on fedora 10.
This RPM installed just fine on Fedora 8.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download VMWare Server install RPM
2.double-click the install RPM
3.answer the questions until the install starts, and wait for it to crash
When clicking the "Close" button in this error window, the process terminates and the software isn't installed.
Software properly installed
This very same RPM file installed just fine on Fedora 8 (backed it up before reinstalling my system with Fedora 10 tonight).
AMDx2 x86_64 with 2Gb RAM, fresh install of fedora 10
In fedora10 i386 with russian language it remains an actual problem.
Is it just the vmware rpm, or others as well? Can you describe how I can reproduce this please -- also, is the problem still present on the alpha/beta livecd? Thanks.
I receive this error with any .rpm
You can reproduce this by:
1. install fedora 10 with default russian (or french, i think) language
2. download any .rpm (for example - adobe flash player rpm) and save it in default Downloads directory (in russian called загрузки)
3. run this .rpm file from Nautilus or by gnome-open from console
This problem still present on beta (i think) fedora i386 dvd. I have downloaded it from http://fedoraproject.org/ru/get-fedora-all -> i386 - Скачать DVD
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 480440 ***