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Author vstinner
Recipients a.badger, dstufft, eric.araujo, vstinner
Date 2019-05-21.22:38:12
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> There's a need to handle files which are undecodable and encoding to utf-8 won't fix that.

Are you talking about the initial issue, get_file_list() which fails on writing into the MANIFEST file?

For me, a package should be "portable": it should work on most if not all platforms, and so use common characters which are encodable by most locale encodings, no?

What is your use case? Package something on Linux and then install it on Linux? What is your locale?

Did you try Python 3.7 or newer which speaks UTF-8 when the locale is not set?
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