We need to make sure that the default locale when booting a subiquity image is C.UTF-8, not C. This probably needs fixing in livecd-rootfs and I don't think there are any code changes for subiquity.
** Project changed: subiquity => livecd-rootfs ** Project changed: livecd-rootfs => livecd-rootfs (Ubuntu) -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Yahoo! Engineering Team, which is subscribed to cloud-init. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1751051 Title: UnicodeEncodeError when creating user with non-ascii chars Status in cloud-init: Confirmed Status in cloud-init package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in livecd-rootfs package in Ubuntu: New Bug description: I was testing subiquity, and at the user creation prompt typed in "André D'Silva" for the username, and just "andre" for the login. The installer finished fine, but upon first login I couldn't login. Booting into rescue mode showed me that the user had not been created. Checking cloud-init logs, I find the UnicodeEncodeError. 2018-02-22 12:44:01,386 - __init__.py[DEBUG]: Adding user andre 2018-02-22 12:44:01,387 - util.py[WARNING]: Failed to create user andre 2018-02-22 12:44:01,387 - util.py[DEBUG]: Failed to create user andre Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/cloudinit/distros/__init__.py", line 463, in add_user util.subp(adduser_cmd, logstring=log_adduser_cmd) File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/cloudinit/util.py", line 1871, in subp env=env, shell=shell) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 709, in __init__ restore_signals, start_new_session) File "/usr/lib/python3.6/subprocess.py", line 1275, in _execute_child restore_signals, start_new_session, preexec_fn) UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character '\xe9' in position 4: ordinal not in range(128) user-data contains this: #cloud-config hostname: sbqt users: - gecos: "Andr\xE9 D'Silva" groups: [adm, cdrom, dip, lpadmin, plugdev, sambashare, debian-tor, libvirtd, lxd, sudo] lock-passwd: false name: andre passwd: $6$UaxxahbQam4Ko1g7$WB5tNuCR84DvWwI7ovxDiofIdLP47pG2USPel2iIQV/qzzT3pAb1VtlbelCR2iCNRxCoJgsVafcNtqdfz1/IL1 shell: /bin/bash ssh_import_id: ['lp:ahasenack'] cloud-init is 17.2-34-g644048e3-0ubuntu1 from bionic/main. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/cloud-init/+bug/1751051/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~yahoo-eng-team Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~yahoo-eng-team More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp