Bug 622843 - Using yum with "--installroot" option results in UnicodeEncodeError.
Using yum with "--installroot" option results in UnicodeEncodeError.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 622301
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-10 10:34 EDT by Robert de Bock
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:16 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-10 11:03:13 EDT
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Description Robert de Bock 2010-08-10 10:34:20 EDT
Description of problem:
On a loop device I try to install the group "Base", which results in an error.
In preparation of an Amazon EC2 AIM, I make a disk image, mount it, add a few devices and try to install "@Base" which fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 13, updated to 10th of August 2010.
yum-3.2.28-1.fc13.noarch

How reproducible:
Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/fc13-ami.img count=2M bs=1024
2. mke2fs -F -j /tmp/fc13-ami.img
3. mount -o loop /tmp/fc13-ami.img /mnt
4. for i in console null zero ; do /sbin/MAKEDEV -d /mnt/dev -x $i ; done
5. cat <<EOL > /mnt/etc/fstab
/dev/sda1               /                       ext3    defaults 1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults 0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults 0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults 0 0
EOL
6. mount -t proc none /mnt/proc
7. cat <<EOL > /tmp/yum-ec2.conf
[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exclude=*-debuginfo
gpgcheck=0
obsoletes=1
reposdir=/dev/null
 
[base]
name=Fedora 13 – i386 – Base
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-13&arch=i386
enabled=1
 
[updates-released]
name=Fedora 13 – i386 – Released Updates

mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=updates-released-f13&arch=i386
enabled=1
EOL
8. yum -c /tmp/yum-ec2.conf --installroot=/mnt -y groupinstall Base
  
Actual results:
# uname -a
Linux ams2-laptop-01 2.6.33.6-147.2.4.fc13.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Jul 23 17:14:44 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
# yum -c /tmp/yum-ec2.conf --installroot=/mnt -y groupinstall Base
Setting up Group Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package NetworkManager.i686 1:0.8.1-1.fc13 set to be installed
--> Processing Dependency: NetworkManager-glib = 1:0.8.1-1.fc13 for package: 1:NetworkManager-0.8.1-1.fc13.i686

.....

 zlib                   i686   1.2.3-23.fc12             base              69 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install     387 Package(s)

Total size: 153 M
Installed size: 546 M
Downloading Packages:
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
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 258, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 196, in main
    return_code = base.doTransaction()
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 544, in doTransaction
    resultobject = self.runTransaction(cb=cb)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 1336, in runTransaction
    self._store_config_in_history()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 4718, in _store_config_in_history
    self.history.write_addon_data('config-repos', myrepos)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/yum/history.py", line 613, in write_addon_data
    fo.write(data)
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u2013' in position 583: ordinal not in range(128)

Expected results:
A successful termination of the yum command.

Additional info:
I used these links as reference:
http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/index.html?PreparingAndCreatingAMIs.html
http://www.ioncannon.net/system-administration/894/fedora-12-bootable-root-ebs-on-ec2/

This ticket is sort of related:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443300
Comment 1 seth vidal 2010-08-10 11:03:13 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 622301 ***

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