[Buildbot-devel] Exception when performing full SVN update on windows slave

Jean-Marc Dressler buildbot at jmd.fastmail.fm
Mon Dec 12 20:36:12 UTC 2011

Thanks Dustin,

> Is e.strerror always utf-8?  If not, is there a way to tell what
> encoding it's using?

Concerning the e.strerror it probably uses the 'mbcs' encoding. The
Python Programming FAQ entry on UnicodeError also suggests this is the
encoding to use in most cases on Windows. I have checked that the 'mbcs'
encoding works for my case (where strerror is 'Nom de r\xe9pertoire non

Thanks again,


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