Hello galaxy community,
I developed a tool for galaxy which runs fine (tool does everything what it's supposed to do) but there's always this error that occurs when the tool has finished it's job. It's seems to be a bug related to python and common for certain python versions (I use python 2.6 for my local instance of Galaxy).
This is the error that Galaxy gives when the tool has finished his job:
"ProgrammingError: (ProgrammingError) You must not use 8-bit bytestrings unless you use a text_factory that can interpret 8-bit bytestrings (like text_factory = str). It is highly recommended that you instead just switch your application to Unicode strings."
One of the inputs of my tool is text (type="text"), a URL(http://...) that needs to be given by the user. This URL is then given to my Perl script and the script runs fine(does everything what it's supposed to do). It seems that python complains about this specific piece of input, python says that the input is a 8-bit bytestring and only unicode (UTF-8) strings should be used in the text input...
How can I get around this issue, so that python stops giving me this error?
thanks in advance