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Grant Edwards 09-08-2010 10:00 PM

portage broken because of Unicode bugs
After my last update, portage stopped working. Google led me to
believe it was this bug:

Which was said to be fixed in portage 2.1.9.

So I upgraded from 2.1.8.X to, and now portage is even more
broken. Now I can't even use it to downgrade to the older version of
portage (which would at least work if you ran it using --quiet).

This is a fine kettle of fish....

alpha grante # emerge --quiet portage
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 43, in <module>
retval = emerge_main()
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 1678, in emerge_main
myopts, myaction, myfiles, spinner)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 286, in action_build
settings, trees, myopts, myparams, myaction, myfiles, spinner)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 5947, in backtrack_depgraph
myaction, myfiles, spinner)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 5966, in _backtrack_depgraph
success, favorites = mydepgraph.select_files(myfiles)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 1426, in select_files
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 320, in _load_vdb
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 119, in sync
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 171, in _sync
pkg = self._pkg(cpv)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 195, in _pkg
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 63, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 92, in _validate_deps
self._metadata_exception(k, e)
File "/usr/lib/portage/pym/_emerge/", line 241, in _metadata_exception
"%s: %s in '%s'" % (k, e, path))
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xef in position 23: ordinal not in range(128)

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