Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 748850
yum tracebacks when package with ® in name is installed
Last modified: 2014-01-21 01:24:33 EST
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Yum has never supported non-ascii package names. Internally, it's mostly ok to use whatever binary strings, but it's the UI that uses unicode that breaks things.
In theory, a bunch of to_unicode() calls in output.py (and probably in few other places as well) may fix this, but I'm not sure it's worth it. Maybe upstream, but probably not in EL5.