Re: Not much database creation error

Subject: Re: Not much database creation error

Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:57:07 +0200

To: Martin Owens

Cc: Notmuch developer list, Paul Tagliamonte

From: Sebastian Spaeth

On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 00:34:58 -0400, Martin Owens <> wrote:
> I am creating a program using notmuch and the python notmuch API and
> have found a problem. when creating or loading a database using a
> unicode path, notmuch returns an error:
> Error: Cannot create directory //.notmuch: Permission denied

Hi Martin,

the underlying notmuch library is agnostic to whatever encoding it is
handed and I indeed had simply assumed strings. I have now added
encoding/decoding in a couple of places where it seemed necessary and
pushed the result to the master branch.

Let me know if this fixes things.

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