[Reportbug-maint] Bug#504424: crashes when trying to report bugs of reportbug

Ryo IGARASHI rigarash at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 20:08:54 UTC 2008

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.46
Severity: important


When I try to report bugs of reportbug package, the reportbug
command crashes with following output:

Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a problem, or type 'other' to report a more general problem.
> reportbug
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using 'Ryo IGARASHI <rigarash at example.com>' as your from address.
Getting status for reportbug...
Verifying package integrity...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org...
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on reportbug (source)...
232 bug reports found:

Outstanding bugs -- Uncategorized; Important bugs (5 bugs)
    1) #420363 [i|M|] [reportbug] reportbug needs gettext however gettext
  119) #431228 [w||] [reportbug] reportbug: Ability to filter bug list for
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1827, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 850, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1386, in user_interface
  File "/usr/share/reportbug/reportbuglib/reportbug_ui_text.py", line 513, in handle_bts_query
    mirrors, http_proxy, screen, title)
  File "/usr/share/reportbug/reportbuglib/reportbug_ui_text.py", line 591, in browse_bugs
    sys.stderr.write(line.decode('utf-8').encode(output_encoding, "replace"))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/encodings/utf_8.py", line 16, in decode
    return codecs.utf_8_decode(input, errors, True)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode bytes in position 140-141: invalid data

I can submit bugs when I skip bug checking.
LANG=C reportbug does not help (also crash)

Best regards,

-- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:

** /home/rigarash/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "3.38"
mode standard
ui text

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing-proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                           0.7.16+b1  Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.2-3    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.8      register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils                 <none>     (no description available)
ii  debsums                       2.0.39     verification of installed package 
ii  dlocate                       0.96.1     fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  file                          4.26-1     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-3    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
ii  msmtp-mta [mail-transport-age 1.4.16-1   light SMTP client with support for
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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