[Python-Dev] UnicodeDecodeError bug in distutils

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Apr 5 03:40:22 CEST 2009

>>> 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?

For Python 2.5.4, no further changes will be made. If you can reproduce
with 2.6, and can't find a tracker issue, make a new report.


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