[PATCH] python: open messages in binary mode

Subject: [PATCH] python: open messages in binary mode

Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:30:01 +0200

To: notmuch@notmuchmail.org


From: Florian Klink

currently, notmuch's get_message_parts() opens the file in text mode and passes
the file object to email.message_from_file(fp). In case the email contains
UTF-8 characters, reading might fail inside email.parser with the following exception:

  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/notmuch/message.py", line 591, in get_message_parts
    email_msg = email.message_from_binary_file(fp)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/email/__init__.py", line 62, in message_from_binary_file
    return BytesParser(*args, **kws).parse(fp)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/email/parser.py", line 110, in parse
    return self.parser.parse(fp, headersonly)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/email/parser.py", line 54, in parse
    data = fp.read(8192)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.6/codecs.py", line 321, in decode
    (result, consumed) = self._buffer_decode(data, self.errors, final)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xe4 in position 1865: invalid continuation byte

To fix this, read file in binary mode and pass to

Signed-off-by: Florian Klink <flokli@flokli.de>
 bindings/python/notmuch/message.py | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/bindings/python/notmuch/message.py b/bindings/python/notmuch/message.py
index cce377d0..531b22d0 100644
--- a/bindings/python/notmuch/message.py
+++ b/bindings/python/notmuch/message.py
@@ -587,8 +587,8 @@ class Message(Python3StringMixIn):
     def get_message_parts(self):
         """Output like notmuch show"""
-        fp = open(self.get_filename())
-        email_msg = email.message_from_file(fp)
+        fp = open(self.get_filename(), 'rb')
+        email_msg = email.message_from_binary_file(fp)
         out = []

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