Rubyripper errors on PC-BSD 10.1.1

An easy one, but might as well document it. PC-BSD 10.1.1, Rubyripper 0.6.2_2. I was having trouble ripping some of my CD’s with Rubyripper. It would crash as soon as the ripping process started

% rrip_gtk2
/usr/home/myusername/Desktop/flac/Name of CD
/usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1661:in `gsub!': incompatible encoding regexp match (UTF-8 regexp with ASCII-8BIT string)
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1661:in `allFilter'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1638:in `tagFilter'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1599:in `block in setMetadata'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1598:in `times'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1598:in `setMetadata'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1481:in `attemptDirCreation'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:1387:in `initialize'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:2529:in `new'
from /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb:2529:in `settingsOk'
from /usr/local/bin/rrip_gtk2:285:in `start_rip'
from /usr/local/bin/rrip_gtk2:90:in `block in create_signals'
from /usr/local/bin/rrip_gtk2:1486:in `call'
from /usr/local/bin/rrip_gtk2:1486:in `main'
from /usr/local/bin/rrip_gtk2:1486:in `main'

Then nothing. The second line tells you which file to look at, and in this case helped. I opened /usr/local/lib/ruby/site_ruby/2.0/rr_lib.rb and went to line 1661 which reads

# replace utf-8 single quotes with latin single quote
var.gsub!(/\342\200\230|\342\200\231/, "'")
# replace utf-8 double quotes with latin double quote
var.gsub!(/\342\200\234|\342\200\235/, '"')

So this is all about quotes. My workaround is to remove quotes from the Album artist, title, and song names. Done and burned. I’m sure I could look further into why this happened, but it’s not my job man!

 

 

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