Rick Hurst Web Developer in Bristol, UK


scared of the nasty plone import error – save me from defecting to drupal

DFR Skate Zine is the lovechild that keeps me and Plone together outside of our business arrangement.

I need to move the site from plone 2.1 to 2.5, and i’ve been putting it off.

I provisionally tried a quick import of the zexp for dfr skate zine (exported from the live site on plone 2.1) into a fresh plone 2.5 install on my mac. After resolving the dependencies (see previous post) I was left with this import error:-

‘ascii’ codec can’t decode byte 0xe2 in position 4: ordinal not in range(128)

it’s this sort of error that makes me shudder, then panic that I have lost all my content (even though it is all still online!), I then start to make threats to rebuild the whole thing in drupal unless someone can help me out 😉

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