This situation seems to be caused by the eric6config.py file having been written by
a non-compatible Python version. The filesystem encoding on Windows was changed
from 'mbcs' to 'utf-8' with Python 3.6. According to the given error, the paths
contained in the file are encoded with 'mbcs'. This leads to the observed issue
In general it is not a good idea to install Python in a path containing such
The next release of eric will be able to ignore such situation and carry on
Hi, first of all thank you for the program!
I am trying to install in Windows 10, my user name is "César" with an
accentuated character in the middle.
Installation in MS-console shows bad the metachar and so the install script
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "install.py", line 2089, in <module>
File "install.py", line 2017, in main
File "install.py", line 580, in cleanUp
from eric6config import getConfig
packages\eric6config.py", line 7
SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xe9 in position
10: invalid continuation byte
Thank you and pelase tell me if you need more information.