[Reportbug-maint] Bug#779200: reportbug: did not show #777125, proably due to encoding issues

Hermann Lauer Hermann.Lauer at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed Apr 1 11:14:07 UTC 2015

Hello Sandro,

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:44:58AM +0000, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> control: tags -1 + moreinfo unreproducible
> Hello Hermann,
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:02 PM, Hermann Lauer
> <Hermann.Lauer at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de> wrote:
> > while trying to report a systemd related bug on sysvinit-utils, when
> > selecting #777125 for viewing the screen empties and nothing is shown.
> does `$ reportbug -N 777125` work for you or you see the same problem?
> this is just a shortcut instead of checking all the bugs for
> 'sysvinit-utils' (which is the package against 777125 has been
> reported) and find that bug in the list (and FTR even doing that, it
> works here).

new result with "reportbug -N 777125" on another jessie installation,
screen blanks then:
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u25cf' in position 542: ordinal not in range(128)

process tree is:
  │   │           └─reportbug,20662 /usr/bin/reportbug -N 777125
  │   │               └─sh,20683 -c sensible-pager
  │   │                   └─sensible-pager,20684 /usr/bin/sensible-pager
  │   │                       └─pager,20685

So indeed an encoding issue. Tried yesterday (probably on another machine) and
did't see the python error, as in the original report.

Hope that helps, and tell me what else I can debug/do.

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