AppVeyor had the problem with git branch name by Unicode

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13 Sep, 2018 05:37 AM

When git branch set name by Unicode charset below error was raised.

Build started
git clone -q --branch=テスト C:\projects\yyy
fatal: Remote branch リファクタテスト not found in upstream origin
Command exited with code 128

Is this well know issue?

Thanks so much.

  1. 1 Posted by galeksandrp on 21 Nov, 2018 09:02 PM

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    TLDR: Use command line control intl.cpl,, /f:"%APPVEYOR_BUILD_FOLDER%\locale.xml", where locale.xml is

    <gs:GlobalizationServices xmlns:gs="urn:longhornGlobalizationUnattend">
    <gs:User UserID="Current" CopySettingsToDefaultUserAcct="true" CopySettingsToSystemAcct="true"/>
    <!-- system locale --><gs:SystemLocale Name="en-US" />

    where en-US is locale in which your branch name is set.

    This bug is due to non-set setting "default language for non-unicode programs". When this setting is not set, programs that does not use Windows unicode variant* or not use unicode at all produce files with corrupted filenames. And since git branch is just file (in .git hidden folder) where filename is branch name, this setting affects git as well.

    After this settings is set in control panel, computer must be rebooted. In 2018 this is not problem in AppVeyor (powershell Reboot-Computer does the trick). Actual problem is that command used to programmatically change this setting (powershell Set-WinSystemLocale) hangs on AppVeyor.

    So you need to programmatically communicate with Control Panel, and there is control tool for that mentioned in TLDR.

    *UTF-16, as far as I know

  2. 2 Posted by lb.thanh on 22 Nov, 2018 01:12 AM

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    Thanks for your explanation.
    I chose Linux based to build the project.

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