Description of problem:
When a package has a UTF-8 encoding error in description (or description encoded in some other charset) rpmlint crashes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a spec file having characters from other charset in description (e.g. using "echo Łódź | iconv -f utf8 -t cp1250 >> package.spec")
2. Build a package using rpmbuild -ba
3. run "rpmlint -i package.rpm"
rpmlint-test-tag-not-utf8.noarch: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US utf -> fut, Ute, Utah
The value of this tag appears to be misspelled. Please double-check.
0 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 2 warnings.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/rpmlint.py", line 352, in <module>
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/rpmlint.py", line 158, in main
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/rpmlint.py", line 218, in runChecks
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/TagsCheck.py", line 650, in check
self.check_description(pkg, lang, ignored_words)
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/TagsCheck.py", line 805, in check_description
spell_check(pkg, utf8desc, '%%description -l %s', lang, ignored_words)
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/TagsCheck.py", line 473, in spell_check
printWarning(pkg, 'spelling-error', fmt % lang, err.word, sug)
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/Filter.py", line 28, in printWarning
_print("W", pkg, reason, details)
File "/usr/share/rpmlint/Filter.py", line 63, in _print
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf3' in position 74: ordinal not in range(128)
Error message that the description has wrongly encoded utf-8 data (tag-not-utf8 error)
the 'rpmlint' command must be run in non unicode enabled environment:
# stop unicode
if test -t ; then
uid="`id -u 2>/dev/null`" ||:
if [ "$uid" = '0' ]; then
[ ! -r "$HOME/.kbd/.keymap_sv" ] ||
in regular interactive shell from Fedora/RHEL it won't crash
Created attachment 757918 [details]
This patch fixes the symptom.
The origin of the problem is that unicode is deactivated in the test envirnoment.
Created attachment 758063 [details]
spec file that doesn't cause the crash in rpmlint
Created attachment 758065 [details]
spec file that does cause crash in rpmlint
when rpmlint is run in non unicode enabled terminal, this spec file causes it to crash
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.