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Error decoding config in extract_wininst_cfg #114

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ghost opened this issue Nov 23, 2013 · 1 comment
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Error decoding config in extract_wininst_cfg #114

ghost opened this issue Nov 23, 2013 · 1 comment
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@ghost ghost commented Nov 23, 2013

Originally reported by: jaraco (Bitbucket: jaraco, GitHub: jaraco)


In pull request 20, Sascha suggests there are cases where easy_install will fail to install a bdist_wininst if the config for that build has non-ascii characters. Investigating the bdist_wininst command, I found that the command uses 'mbcs' for file encoding.

I believe easy_install should use getfilesystemencoding for good compatibility on Windows a best-effort fallback on other operating systems.


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@ghost ghost commented Nov 23, 2013

Original comment by jaraco (Bitbucket: jaraco, GitHub: jaraco):


Use sys.getfilesystemencoding for decoding bdist_wininst config. Fixes #114.

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