[aur-dev] [PATCH] Fix: FS#15526 non-UTF8 character in rpc output

Loui Chang louipc.ist at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 17:14:31 EDT 2009

On Thu 10 Sep 2009 02:01 +0800, Gergely Imreh wrote:
> Currently AUR does not check the uploaded packages, whether they are
> correctly in UTF8 encoding. If there are fields (such as $pkgdesc)
> that contain such non-UTF8 characters, the rpc interface chokes on
> those fields: even if there's data successfully retrieved from the
> database, rpc returns "null".
> In an effort to make such errors in the PKGBUILDs debugged more easily,
> let's force rpc to have more useful output: try to convert non-UTF8
> fields to UTF8. If it's a success, good. Partial success (some characters
> showing as \uXXXX) is ok. Failure results in error message printed to that
> field.

It would be nice if this could appear in search as well as info.
The important thing is that we're giving the user as much info as
possible, debugging is a secondary goal.

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