[Bug 740230] Re: apt-add-repository crashes with UnicodeDecodeError error

Robert Roth evfool at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 21:21:55 UTC 2012

I have tried to reproduce this on 12.04, and I did not manage, even
after setting the proxy in apt.conf. Can you still reproduce  this bug
on a more recent version of Ubuntu, e.g. 12.04?

** Changed in: software-properties (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  apt-add-repository crashes with UnicodeDecodeError error

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: apt

  apt-add-repository fails to add repo

  yurka at yurka-thinkpad~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
  Exception in thread Thread-1:
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py", line 552, in __bootstrap_inner
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 63, in run
    File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 93, in add_ppa_signing_key
      print "Error reading %s: %s" % (lp_url, e)
  UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xd0 in position 27: ordinal not in range(128)

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