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Re: PackageKit and gnome-packagekit test packages



On Thu, 2009-03-19 at 13:00 +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:
> I would appreciate some testing of the following test packages:
> 
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1249802
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1249731
> 
> When you've installed the new PackageKit, do:
> 
> dbus-send --system \
> --dest=org.freedesktop.PackageKit  /org/freedesktop/PackageKit \
> org.freedesktop.PackageKit.SuggestDaemonQuit
> 
> This adds the new update viewer that we've been working on
> (gpk-update-viewer2), and also enables the experimental ChangeLog data
> source in the viewer. This is very useful when on rawhide, as no other
> metadata about the update is currently available.
> 
> Feedback welcome about the new UI, and also the ChangeLog feature.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Richard.

Hey Richard,

I'm excited about the changelog feature. I'm getting the following
traceback, though, when gpk-u-v2 is chewing on metadata:

Error Type: <type 'exceptions.UnicodeDecodeError'>
Error Value: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 38:
ordinal not in range(128)
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2754, in
<module>
    main()
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2751, in
main
    backend.dispatcher(sys.argv[1:])
  File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line
622, in dispatcher
    self.dispatch_command(args[0], args[1:])
  File : /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/packagekit/backend.py, line
523, in dispatch_command
    self.get_update_detail(pkgs)
  File : /usr/share/PackageKit/helpers/yum/yumBackend.py, line 2335, in
get_update_detail
    changelog += _format_str('**' + time.ctime(change[0]) + '** ' +
change[1] + '\n' + _to_unicode(change[2].replace("\t", " ")) + '\n\n')


Wishing python 3 came 5 years ago,
Zack


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