Merge lp:~mvo/aptdaemon/lp1058038 into lp:aptdaemon

Proposed by Michael Vogt
Status: Needs review
Proposed branch: lp:~mvo/aptdaemon/lp1058038
Merge into: lp:aptdaemon
Diff against target: 22 lines (+9/-0)
1 file modified
aptd (+9/-0)
To merge this branch: bzr merge lp:~mvo/aptdaemon/lp1058038
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Description of the change

Workaround for that ensures that the sys.getfilesystemencoding() is valid
when auto-activated without LANG/LANGUAGE environment

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Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

To test:
$ mkdir /tmp/äää
$ (cd /tmp/äää ; apt-get download 2vcard)
$ aptdcon --install /tmp/äää/2vcard*.deb

this will crash with the default aptd and work once the new one is installed/restarted.

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863. By Michael Vogt

re-exec if there is no LANG set to force C.UTF-8 in this case to have a utf8 sys.getfilesystemencoding() instead of a ascii one, see LP: #1058038

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1=== modified file 'aptd'
2--- aptd 2012-05-11 16:21:16 +0000
3+++ aptd 2012-10-08 11:37:49 +0000
4@@ -22,9 +22,18 @@
5 __author__ = "Sebastian Heinlein <>"
6 __state__ = "experimental"
8+import os
9+import sys
11 import aptdaemon.core
13 if __name__ == "__main__":
14+ # workaround bug LP: #1058038 by ensuring that the default fs encoding is
15+ # set
16+ if (sys.getfilesystemencoding() == "ascii" and
17+ not "LANG" in os.environ):
18+ os.environ["LANG"] = "C.UTF-8"
19+ os.execv(sys.argv[0], sys.argv)
20 aptdaemon.core.main()
22 # vim:ts=4:sw=4:et


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