Bug 508018 - yum UnicodeDecodeError
yum UnicodeDecodeError
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-25 03:39 EDT by Daniel
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-01-13 11:10:30 EST
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yep, here they are from /etc/yum.repos.d (1.51 KB, application/x-bzip2)
2009-06-25 16:28 EDT, Daniel
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Description Daniel 2009-06-25 03:39:16 EDT
Description of problem: when starting 'yum update -y' yum crashes with an error message:

fedora/primary_db                 | 8.4 MB   00:02   
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 309, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 178, in main
    result, resultmsgs = base.doCommands()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 348, in doCommands
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 101, in _getTs
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/depsolve.py", line 112, in _getTsInfo
    pkgSack = self.pkgSack
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 649, in <lambda>
    pkgSack = property(fget=lambda self: self._getSacks(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 491, in _getSacks
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 260, in populateSack
    sack.populate(repo, mdtype, callback, cacheonly)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 162, in populate
    if self._check_db_version(repo, mydbtype):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 220, in _check_db_version
    return repo._check_db_version(mdtype)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1178, in _check_db_version
    repoXML = self.repoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1342, in <lambda>
    repoXML = property(fget=lambda self: self._getRepoXML(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1334, in _getRepoXML
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1324, in _loadRepoXML
    return self._groupLoadRepoXML(text, ["primary"])
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1307, in _groupLoadRepoXML
    if self._commonLoadRepoXML(text):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1153, in _commonLoadRepoXML
    result = self._getFileRepoXML(local, text)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 934, in _getFileRepoXML
    cache=self.http_caching == 'all')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 770, in _getFile
    result = self.grab.urlgrab(misc.to_utf8(relative), local,
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 496, in <lambda>
    grab = property(lambda self: self._getgrab())
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 491, in _getgrab
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 480, in _setupGrab
    self._grab = mgclass(self._grabfunc, self.urls,
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 628, in <lambda>
    urls = property(fget=lambda self: self._geturls(),
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 625, in _geturls
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 582, in _baseurlSetup
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 1581, in _getMirrorList
    print "Could not retrieve mirrorlist %s error was\n%s" % (url, e)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/codecs.py", line 351, in write
    data, consumed = self.encode(object, self.errors)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 161: ordinal not in range(128)

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How reproducible:
Just start with the above command

Additional info: This behaviour yum appears to show on a i386 machine (which runs Fedora beginning from FC4). On all my x86_64 it runs smoothly.
Comment 1 seth vidal 2009-06-25 12:55:03 EDT
can you attach your .repo files? I'm trying to figure out what you have in your mirrorlist url that's tripping this up.
Comment 2 Daniel 2009-06-25 16:28:24 EDT
Created attachment 349466 [details]
yep, here they are from /etc/yum.repos.d
Comment 3 Dams 2009-06-26 09:08:30 EDT
Hello. Is Bug #505831 related ?
Comment 4 Daniel 2009-06-26 12:46:13 EDT
It looks somehow similar, though IMHO it seems not to be a locale problem. The above mentioned error message shows up with different locale settings, he_IL.UTF-8, de_DE.UTF-8, etc..
Comment 5 Juan P. Daza P. 2009-12-03 20:48:20 EST
Hi Daniel, thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Updates to this package have been released since it was first reported. If you have time to update the package and re-test, please do so and report the results here. You can obtain the updated package by typing 'yum update yum yum-metadata yum-presto yum-utils' or using the graphical updater, Software Update.


Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 6 seth vidal 2010-01-13 11:10:30 EST
The traceback above was fised back in october of 2009 - and is from another bug report but I cannot find it at the moment.

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