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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] docs: kernel-doc comments are ASCII
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On 08/31/17 09:36, Jani Nikula wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@linux.intel.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017, Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@infradead.org> wrote:
>>> On 08/31/17 07:17, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:56:26 -0300
>>>> Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> It should have something to do with python version and/or to some
>>>>> locale info at the system, as neither I or Jon can reproduce it.
>>>>
>>>> I can't reproduce it here, but I have certainly seen situations where
>>>> Python 2 wants to run with the ascii codec by default.
>>>>
>>>> Note that the exception happens in our Sphinx extension, not in Sphinx
>>>> itself. We've had other non-ascii text in our docs, so I think Sphinx is
>>>> doing the right thing. The problem is with our own code. If I could
>>>> reproduce it, it shouldn't be too hard to track down - take out that
>>>> massive "except anything" block and see where it explodes.
>>>>
>>>> Randy, which distribution are you running, and are you using their version
>>>> of Sphinx?
>>>
>>> opensuse LEAP 42.2
>>> Yes, their sphinx 1.3.1.
>>
>> What's your LANG setting? I think that's what it boils down to, and
>> trying to work around non-UTF-8 LANG in both python 2 and 3 compatible
>> ways.
>>
>> The odd thing is that I can reproduce the issue using a small python
>> snippet, but not through Sphinx.
>
> Your original error message suggests your Sphinx actually uses python
> 3. Can you check that? The clue is that it's the *decode* that fails.

Where do you see that clue?
My /usr/bin/python is linked to python2.7:

> ll /usr/bin/python
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jun 10 19:59 /usr/bin/python -> python2.7*

> Does the below patch help? It avoids the implicit ascii decoding due to
> universal_newlines=True and your LANG setting, and does explicit utf-8
> decoding instead.
>
> Fingers crossed.

testing now.

--
~Randy

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