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Requestors: d.thomas [...]

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Subject: can make tolerant to non utf-8 ?
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Two distributions I've just added to my build system produced errors like: utf8 "\xFC" does not map to Unicode at /opt/work/ line 89 being invoked from my $metahp = Parse::CPAN::Meta->load_file($fpath); The 2 files in question: Dist-Zilla-Plugin-Test-Compile-2.010/META.yml - 'Olivier Mengué <>' Parse-CPAN-Meta-1.4405/META.yml (ironic) - 'Steffen Müller <>' NB these were the only cases among 709 distros built. The (bootstrap) build uses RHEL6 perl-5.10.1 along with a local lib directory of various *CPAN* modules including Parse::CPAN::Meta 1.4404. I had the impression this problem went away when perl-5.16.3 was used, but that does not seem to be the case when I just tried it. I believe those yml files should use utf-8, but can Parse::CPAN::Meta be made more tolerant ? As a work-around, I apply a patch to each of those yml files during the build.
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I don't think it makes sense to be more tolerant because there's no way to know what alternate encoding to expect. For distributions that are broken, a patch is probably best for now and they should get fixed upstream. David

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