[network-admin] non-ASCII WLAN SSID breaks network-admin

Bug #27171 reported by Tormod Volden
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Enter a non-ascii SSID in the network manager GUI. The resulting entry in
/etc/network/interfaces will be encoded in UTF-8 - but is has to be ISO-8859-1
in order to work.

Related issue: if there is a network available with a non-ascii SSID, the
scanning fails, and no networks are listed in the drop-down menu. I have an ugly
patch for this scanning, but it does not fix the original issue.

(Breezy and Dapper flight-2)

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Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

Created an attachment (id=5348)
fixes scanning for drop-down menu of networks

Without the patch, these error messages appear:

$ network-admin
Entity: line 7: parser error : Input is not proper UTF-8, indicate encoding !
Bytes: 0xE4 0x62 0x75 0x3C

** (network-admin:9810): CRITICAL **: wireless_essid_populate_model: assertion
`doc != NULL' failed

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j^ (j) wrote :

this is not network-manager but network-admin, reassinging to gnome-system-tools.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. I've forwarded the issue upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=331685

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
assignee: j-bootlab → desktop-bugs
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Tollef, maybe you could comment on that? Can an essid be non-ascii and utf-8 encoded to /etc/network/interfaces? If that doesn't work, what package would you blame?

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
importance: Medium → Low
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Tollef Fog Heen (tfheen) wrote :

Yes, that should work, if not, I would probably blame ifupdown, but Scott might be a better person to ask.

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InsClusoe (insclusoe) wrote :

No response to upstream bug mentioned above. It has been quite a while. Has this been fixed in newer releases of the package?

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: New → Triaged
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Jonathan Aquilina (eagles051387) wrote :

can anyone confirm this in intrepid or jaunty?

Changed in system-tools-backends:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in system-tools-backends:
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
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