[Reportbug-maint] Bug#672487: reportbug tells UnicodeDecodeError: codec can't decode byte 0xd0 'ascii'

Alex 'AdUser' Z ad_user at runbox.com
Mon Apr 21 04:12:33 UTC 2014

Package: reportbug
Version: 6.4.4
Followup-For: Bug #672487

Traced source of bug with this line inserted (near reportbug:1820):

 for f in files:
+     print confinfo[f]
      conftext = conftext + u'%s %s\n' % (f, confinfo[f])

Actual error is:
[Errno 13] Отказано в доступе: u'/etc/burp/burp-server.conf'

Workaround: run reportbug with 'C' locale:

user at localhost ~ $ LANG=C reportbug <package>

Then error messages becomes strict ansi codepage

[Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/burp/burp-server.conf'
[Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/burp/burp.conf'
[Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/burp/clientconfdir/incexc/example'
[Errno 13] Permission denied: u'/etc/burp/clientconfdir/testclient'

....or run reportbug with sufficient permissions to read needed files.

-- WBR, Alex

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

** /home/alex/.reportbugrc:
reportbug_version "6.4.3"
mode standard
ui text
email "ad_user at runbox.com"
header "X-Debbugs-CC: ad_user at runbox.com"
smtphost reportbug.debian.org

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-4+deb7u1
ii  python-reportbug  6.4.4

reportbug recommends no packages.

Versions of packages reportbug suggests:
pn  claws-mail                               <none>
pn  debconf-utils                            <none>
pn  debsums                                  <none>
pn  dlocate                                  <none>
pn  emacs22-bin-common | emacs23-bin-common  <none>
ii  file                                     5.11-2+deb7u3
ii  gnupg                                    1.4.12-7+deb7u3
ii  postfix [mail-transport-agent]           2.9.6-2
pn  python-gtk2                              <none>
pn  python-gtkspell                          <none>
pn  python-urwid                             <none>
pn  python-vte                               <none>
pn  xdg-utils                                <none>

Versions of packages python-reportbug depends on:
ii  apt     
ii  python            2.7.3-4+deb7u1
ii  python-debian     0.1.21
ii  python-debianbts  1.11
ii  python-support    1.0.15

python-reportbug suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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