Cannot release project to Launchpad

Asked by Steffen Sindzinski on 2009-11-23

If I want to release a project with "quickly release" I get the following error message:

Verbindung zu Launchpad ist ok
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/quickly/templates/ubuntu-project/", line 150, in <module>
    print _("ppa:%s:%s does not exist. Please create one on launchpad before releasing") % (, ppa_name)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xc3 in position 54: ordinal not in range(128)
ERROR: release command failed

The ppa name is "voctrain". The first time I only gave restricted access, but I deleted .cache/lp_credentials and the Launchpad token. Now it has full access. But still it is not possible to release. Package creation is successful.

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This question was originally filed as bug #487008.

Didier Roche (didrocks) said : #1

Thanks for trying Quickly and making it better.

Quickly 0.2 can only release to default "ppa" name. You can create one with this name (not display name, really name) to fix this issue.
Trunk (Quickly 0.3, unstable release) enable to release and share to any ppa.
I convert it as a question, consequently.

BTW, the 'ascii' codec is also fixed in trunk.

Steffen Sindzinski (stesind) said : #2

Thanks for the answer. Hence it was possible to select a specific PPA in the release process I assumed it is possible too. I'm going to ask the Lauchpad admins to rename my voctrain PPA.

Didier Roche (didrocks) said : #3

You can create a new one too :)