[Bug 1509136] Re: Incorrect codec use, HookError_ubuntu.txt

Brian Murray brian at ubuntu.com
Mon May 16 17:52:14 UTC 2016

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1548421 ***

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 1548421
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  Incorrect codec use, HookError_ubuntu.txt

Status in apport package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Bug #1509020 is the second instance of an apport-reported bug that
  includes the following HookError_ubuntu.txt contents:

  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/report.py", line 197, in _run_hook
      symb['add_info'](report, ui)
    File "/usr/share/apport/general-hooks/ubuntu.py", line 66, in add_info
      check_attachment_for_errors(report, attachment)
    File "/usr/share/apport/general-hooks/ubuntu.py", line 155, in check_attachment_for_errors
    File "/usr/share/apport/general-hooks/ubuntu.py", line 440, in trim_dpkg_log
      report['DpkgTerminalLog'] = '\n'.join([str(line.decode('utf-8')) for line in lines])
    File "/usr/share/apport/general-hooks/ubuntu.py", line 440, in <listcomp>
      report['DpkgTerminalLog'] = '\n'.join([str(line.decode('utf-8')) for line in lines])
  UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 11584: invalid continuation byte

  Obviously the specific byte and the position were different in the
  other bug report. Apport is assuming some input should be in utf8 but
  it is a byte stream instead, one that probably depends upon the user's


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