Thanks for the quick response.
1. I don't need or want subvertpy. I just noticed that the error was in
pysvn. I'll stick with what you guys have determined works best; i.e.,
2. I don't remember ever setting passwords for the repositories. I see
what I guess is encrypted passwords in the scmtools_repository table. They
are encrypted and do *not* start with a tab, so I guess that is the problem.
How do I change them again? If I go into "Repositories" as the admin and
click on a repository, I get the same error. Can I change them directly in
the database (as plain text)?
On Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:25:33 PM UTC-4, Christian Hammond wrote:
> Hi David,
> First, to cover the PySVN vs. Subvertpy question, Subvertpy was only the
> default for the first release or two of 2.0.x. It had a lot of
> compatibility problems and broke in far too many situations, so we flipped
> the defaults. If it was working for you and you want to go back to it, you
> can set the following in settings_local.py:
> SVNTOOL_BACKENDS = [
> Alright, on to the problem at hand.
> Passwords for repositories are stored encrypted. Perhaps something went
> wrong between the dump and restore that broke this. Can you check your dump
> file and the contents in the database for the repository
> (scmtools_repository table) to see if it's the expected password in plain
> text, or if it's something encrypted that starts with a tab character? If
> it's neither, that's the problem.
> You can, in this case, change the stored password in the repository to
> your plain text password. The next time Review Board reads the password in
> for the repository, it will re-encrypt it.
> One more thing: Did you copy over the old site directory, or create a new
> one from scratch?
> Review Board - https://www.reviewboard.org
> Beanbag, Inc. - https://www.beanbaginc.com
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 11:18 AM, David Carson <dcca...@gmail.com
>> I'm trying to restore a ReviewBoard server after a hardware system
>> failure. This is a live system and I'm under pressure to get it back up.
>> I'm very close to having it working, but I'm hitting a UnicodeDecodeError.
>> (Yes, I know there are other topics on this forum regarding
>> UnicodeDecodeError, but none of them seem quite the same as mine.)
>> The new server is running 2.0.18. The old server was running 2.0.15. I
>> think this may be part of the problem.
>> I installed 2.0.18 using yum on CentOS 7.0. I then created the
>> reviewboard database in mariadb (aka MySQL) and proceeded to restore the
>> SQL backup from my old system. This went without any problems, to my great
>> relief. I was expecting problems, since the backup is from an older
>> version of RB.
>> Then I ran `rb-site upgrade /path/to/rbsite`, also without any errors.
>> The site displays fine. I can do various admin functions fine, including
>> displaying the latest activity that was backed up.
>> However, when I try to open any review, I get the UnicodeDecodeError:
>> 2015-07-30 17:50:35,484 - ERROR - - Exception thrown for user
>> dcarson at http://reviewboard.mycompany.com/r/3254/
>> 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xf8 in position 0: ordinal not in
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 112,
>> in get_response
>> response = wrapped_callback(request, *callback_args,
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/accounts/decorators.py", line
>> 23, in _check
>> return view_func(*args, **kwargs)
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/site/decorators.py", line 35,
>> in _check
>> return view_func(request, local_site=local_site, *args, **kwargs)
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/reviews/views.py", line 717,
>> in review_detail
>> 'screenshots': screenshots,
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/reviews/context.py", line 95,
>> in make_review_request_context
>> upload_diff_form = UploadDiffForm(review_request, request=request)
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/reviews/forms.py", line 95,
>> in __init__
>> data, *args, **kwargs)
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/diffviewer/forms.py", line
>> 41, in __init__
>> if self.repository.get_scmtool().get_diffs_use_absolute_paths():
>> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/scmtools/models.py", line
>> 231, in get_scmtool
>> return cls(self)
>> line 74, in __init__
>> line 441, in build_client
>> client = Client(config_dir, repopath, username, password)
>> File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/reviewboard/scmtools/svn
>> */pysvn.py"*, line 41, in __init__
>> UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xf8 in position
>> 0: ordinal not in range(128)
>> One thing I'm wondering is why pysvn is being used, instead of
>> subvertpy. I thought I read that the new default was subvertpy.
>> It does not seem to matter which review request I try to open. They all
>> give me this error. This leads me to believe that it is not a case of some
>> weird character in an individual request.
>> Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.
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