Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#18160 closed Bug

Auth - Unknown Encoding Error when syncdb — at Initial Version

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.auth Version: master
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


When I was running ./ syncdb (with sqlite3), a LookupError shows up
as follow. I filed a patch to fix it.

In the UnitTest, I made import locale as inline (Or should I import it at
the beggining of the file?)

bash $ ./ syncdb
Creating tables ...
Creating table auth_permission
Creating table auth_group_permissions
Creating table auth_group
Creating table auth_user_user_permissions
Creating table auth_user_groups
Creating table auth_user
Creating table django_content_type
Creating table django_session
Creating table django_site
Creating table django_admin_log

You just installed Django's auth system, which means you don't have any superusers defined.
Would you like to create one now? (yes/no): yes
Traceback (most recent call last):

File "./", line 13, in <module>


File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 443, in execute_from_command_line


File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 382, in execute


File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 196, in run_from_argv

self.execute(*args, options.dict)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute

output = self.handle(*args, options)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 371, in handle

return self.handle_noargs(options)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/commands/", line 110, in handle_noargs

emit_post_sync_signal(created_models, verbosity, interactive, db)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 189, in emit_post_sync_signal

interactive=interactive, db=db)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/dispatch/", line 172, in send

response = receiver(signal=self, sender=sender, named)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 73, in create_superuser

call_command("createsuperuser", interactive=True, database=db)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 150, in call_command

return klass.execute(*args, defaults)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/core/management/", line 232, in execute

output = self.handle(*args, options)

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/contrib/auth/management/commands/", line 70, in handle

default_username = get_default_username()

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 105, in get_default_username

default_username = get_system_username()

File "/Users/yippee/projects/YEditor/server/django/contrib/auth/management/", line 85, in get_system_username

return getpass.getuser().decode(locale.getdefaultlocale()[1])

LookupError: unknown encoding: x-mac-simp-chinese


Change History (1)

Changed 6 years ago by mitnk

Attachment: auth_unknown_encoding.diff added
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