PIP does not appear to handle diacritics correctly.

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Wed Sep 9 18:21:59 CEST 2015


On 09/09/2015 17:16, Wolfgang Maier wrote:
> On 09.09.2015 10:23, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 5:59 PM, Laszlo Lebrun via Python-list
>> <python-list at python.org> wrote:
>>> Whenever I start PIP, I get:
>>> "Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using '"C:\Users
>>> \BürgerGegenFluglärm\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32
>>> \python.exe" 
>>> "C:\Users\B³rgerGegenFluglõrm\AppData\Local\Programs\Python
>>> \Python35-32\Scripts\pip.exe" '"
>>>
>>> Where the correct path is "C:\Users\BürgerGegenFluglärm\AppData..."
>>>
>>> The funny thing is that the message mentions the path twice, with
>>> different wrong codings.
>>> :-(
>>
> 
> I may be wrong, but isn't the error message suggesting that this is a
> bug in the py launcher instead of in pip?
> If I remember a post from a recent thread correctly, then pip.exe is
> just a script using the launcher.
> If that's true, shouldn't the recommended:
> 
> python -m pip
> 
> be a workaround?
> 
> I might be wrong, but it's worth a try.

Actually, that's a good point. Especially given the start of the error
message...

TJG



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