Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#14902 closed (invalid)

Won't delete files with accents (or other unicode characters)

Reported by: typeshige Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Other) Version: 1.2
Severity: Keywords: unicode
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


I did some searches and didn't find it. I have a model with an ImageField. When I try to delete, it fails whenever the filename has accents. I'm using Linux.

/home/django/.virtualenvs/astrobiology/lib/python2.6/site-packages/django/core/files/storage.pyc in delete(self, name)

190 name = self.path(name)
191 # If the file exists, delete it from the filesystem.

--> 192 if os.path.exists(name):

193 os.remove(name)

/home/django/.virtualenvs/astrobiology/lib/python2.6/genericpath.pyc in exists(path)

16 """Test whether a path exists. Returns False for broken symbolic links"""
17 try:

---> 18 st = os.stat(path)

19 except os.error:
20 return False

UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xf3' in position 103: ordinal not in range(128)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by typeshige

I've been doing more testing and it seems to fail on 'normal' filenames sometimes too.

It seem to fail on the same filename whenever doing something like:



import os
for i in Image.objects.all():
    print i.image.path

It fails on the same file each time, so if I isolate the offending object like this:

t = Image.objects.all(title='the problem file')

there is no problem. How can this be? Are the loops too fast?

My model Image looks like this:

class Image(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    image = models.ImageField(upload_to=get_file_path)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Karen Tracey

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Getting a UnicodeEncodeError from file system function like os.stat means your server's environment is not set up correctly to allow passing unicode strings containing non-ASCII characters to the base file system functions. See: (though that is in the mod_python doc it is not mod_python specific).

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