[Python-Dev] UnicodeDecodeError bug in distutils

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Apr 5 03:07:26 CEST 2009

Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> writes:

> "Phillip J. Eby" <pje at telecommunity.com> writes:
> > Meanwhile, the 'register' command accepts Unicode, but is broken in
> > handling it. […]
> > 
> > Unfortunately, this isn't fixable until there's a new 2.5.x release.
> > For previous Python versions, both register and write_pkg_info()
> > accepted 8-bit strings and passed them on as-is, so the only
> > workaround for this issue at the moment is to revert to Python 2.4
> > or less.
> What is the prognosis on this issue? It's still hitting me in Python
> 2.5.4.

Any word on this? Is there an open bug tracker issue with more
information? Who's working on this?

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