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FS#63318 - [tribler] 7.2.2-4 Fails on startup: UnicodeEncodeError

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by IngeniousDox (IngeniousDox) - Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 12:11 GMT
Last edited by Balló György (City-busz) - Friday, 30 August 2019, 21:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Filipe Laíns (FFY00)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


Description: Starting Tribler fails. There is no output in terminal, but log found in /tmp shows an error "UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\u2193' in position 0: ordinal not in range(128)". No other info but that.

Additional info:
- log file attached
- list of dependencies and their versions attached
- removing .Tribler folder to start with clean slate has been tested, this did not help.
- 7.3.0-rc1 tested but has the same error

Steps to reproduce:

1) Start Tribler
2) Find that it does not work and look at log in /tmp
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Comment by IngeniousDox (IngeniousDox) - Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 13:27 GMT
It seems Tribler is in the process of switching to python 3.

Upstream bug reports (closed):

This release can be used to get a working tribler again:

However, it requires python2-lz4 as dependency now as well.
Comment by michael Lojkovic (zerophase) - Monday, 02 September 2019, 20:58 GMT
7.3.0 claims to fix the bug.