pwclient breaking on a Form Feed character

Benjamin Copeland ben.copeland at
Wed Jan 17 22:46:57 AEDT 2018

Hi All,

Been trying to get a patch but been unable due to:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "pwclient", line 827, in <module>
  File "pwclient", line 780, in main
    action_get(rpc, patch_id)
  File "pwclient", line 301, in action_get
    s = rpc.patch_get_mbox(patch_id)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1243, in __call__
    return self.__send(self.__name, args)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1602, in __request
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1283, in request
    return self.single_request(host, handler, request_body, verbose)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1316, in single_request
    return self.parse_response(response)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1487, in parse_response
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 558, in feed
    self._parser.Parse(data, 0)
xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 283,
column 1

After going quite a bit of debugging I noticed the patch has a ^L (FF) in
the diff. After deleting this out of the diff pwclient was able to get the

This bug was present on Python3/2.

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