Bug 798323 - Unicode characters break CLI when executed from a subshell
Unicode characters break CLI when executed from a subshell
Product: Red Hat Satellite 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: katello-agent (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ivan Necas
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: 998028 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2012-02-28 11:07 EST by Tomas Strachota
Modified: 2014-09-18 11:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: katello-cli-0.2.6-1, katello-cli-tests-0.2.2-1
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Description Tomas Strachota 2012-02-28 11:07:42 EST
Description of problem:
Unicode characters can cause UnicodeEncodeError anytime they are printed and the cli is executed from a subshell. More precisely every time python can't guess terminal's encoding. This causes troubles with localised strings.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Steps to Reproduce:
For example:
1. katello environment create --name="žluťoučký_kůň" --prior Library --org ACME_Corporation
2. echo "$(kat environment list --org ACME_Corporation)"
3. see following error and the environment not being listed
error: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u017e' in position 0: ordinal not in range(128) (more in the log file)

Actual results:
Error "'ascii' codec can't encode character"

Expected results:
Command should print localised strings normally.
Comment 4 Tomas Strachota 2012-03-05 05:23:58 EST
Fixed in katello-cli-0.2.4-1

All string inputs are converted to unicode as soon as possible. If there's no encoding settings forced from outside, utf-8 is set as default for stderr and stdout.
Comment 5 Tomas Strachota 2012-03-05 07:03:41 EST
One more update in katello-cli-0.2.5-1
Comment 7 Tomas Strachota 2012-03-05 10:08:56 EST
Forgot to change spec file. It should by all finally fixed in katello-cli-0.2.6-1
Comment 9 Corey Welton 2012-03-08 15:19:48 EST
QA Verified: 0.1.303-1.el6
Comment 10 Hayk Hovsepyan 2012-07-04 11:25:13 EDT
This fix causes another bug which is described here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=836575

Talked to inecas, he is working on this.
Comment 11 Ivan Necas 2012-07-04 13:14:51 EDT
This is a regression after commit 57dfe2924527f1efe66eec9bc53854bc51f27722

Fix is in pull request https://github.com/Katello/katello/pull/286
Comment 15 Ivan Necas 2012-07-04 14:28:15 EDT
Note after more investigation: 

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=836575 is not caused by the fix of this bug. See comments there for details.
Comment 16 Mike McCune 2013-08-16 14:03:55 EDT
getting rid of 6.0.0 version since that doesn't exist
Comment 17 Og Maciel 2013-08-16 16:34:52 EDT
*** Bug 998028 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Bryan Kearney 2014-04-25 08:06:31 EDT
This is a python specific problem which will not be an issue in the new hammer based cli.

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