[Reportbug-maint] Bug#520390: crashes when trying to report bug on python-support

Michal Čihař nijel at debian.org
Thu Mar 19 10:19:03 UTC 2009

Package: reportbug
Version: 3.48
Severity: normal

Hash: SHA1


it looks like there is something weird in existing python-support bug
reports what makes reportbug crash (it does work fine for other
packages, for example I use it for this bug report).

Terminal output:

$ reportbug python-support
*** Welcome to reportbug.  Use ? for help at prompts. ***
Detected character set: UTF-8
Please change your locale if this is incorrect.

Using '"Michal Čihař" <nijel at debian.org>' as your from address.
Getting status for python-support...
Checking for newer versions at packages.debian.org, incoming.debian.org and http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html
Will send report to Debian (per lsb_release).
Querying Debian BTS for reports on python-support (source)...
7 bug reports found:

Outstanding bugs -- Important bugs; Unclassified (3 bugs)
  1) #418353  Python-Provides creates an unuseful mess of dependencies
  2) #518826  python 2.6 minimal tells python-support.pth should be shipped in dist-packages
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1829, in <module>
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 850, in main
    return iface.user_interface()
  File "/usr/bin/reportbug", line 1388, in user_interface
  File "/usr/share/reportbug/reportbuglib/reportbug_ui_text.py", line 529, in handle_bts_query
    mirrors, http_proxy, screen, title)
  File "/usr/share/reportbug/reportbuglib/reportbug_ui_text.py", line 607, 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 110-112: invalid data

- -- Package-specific info:
** Environment settings:
DEBEMAIL="nijel at debian.org"
DEBFULLNAME="Michal Čihař"

** /home/mcihar/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "2.62"
mode expert
ui text
realname "Michal Čihař"
email "nijel at debian.org"
sign gpg

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt                    Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  python                        2.5.4-2    An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central                0.6.11     register and build utility for Pyt

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  debconf-utils                 <none>     (no description available)
pn  debsums                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  dlocate                       0.96.1     fast alternative to dpkg -L and dp
ii  exim4                         4.69-9     metapackage to ease Exim MTA (v4) 
ii  exim4-daemon-light [mail-tran 4.69-9     lightweight Exim MTA (v4) daemon
ii  file                          4.26-2     Determines file type using "magic"
ii  gnupg                         1.4.9-4    GNU privacy guard - a free PGP rep
pn  python-urwid                  <none>     (no description available)

- -- no debconf information

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