Forum: Ruby on Rails Action Mailer Errno::EPIPE using different character sets

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Joachim G. (Guest)
on 2006-05-04 21:34
1. On my Windows development system everything is fine.
2. On my Linux production server I get an Errno::EPIPE (Broken pipe)
error when sending an email using Action Mailer. The specific situation
is this:
a) Rails 1.1.2
b) The application is running UTF8, but I want to send my emails as
ISO-8859-1.
c) Sending UTF-8 emails works fine.
d) Delivery method is SMTP.
e) When using this code
-------------
	def confirm(uuid, user, shop)
		@subject		= "Shop-Anmeldung bei uns"
		@body['uuid'] = uuid
		@body['user'] = user
		@body['shop'] = shop
		@recipients = user.name
		@bcc = 'removed_email_address@domain.invalid'
		@from = 'removed_email_address@domain.invalid'
		@sent_on = Time.now
		@headers = {}
		@charset    = "iso-8859-1"
	end
-------------
and including German Umlauts (äöü etc.) in the template (saved as
ISO8859-1) I get the above error. As soon as I change my template to not
include any Umlauts all works fine. It seems that my @charset setting is
ignored.
3. The top portion of the call stack looks like this:
usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:266:in `write'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:266:in `write0'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:280:in `write_message_0'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:277:in `each_crlf_line'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:311:in `adding'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:335:in `step'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:335:in `adding'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:311:in `each_crlf_line'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:277:in `write_message_0'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:229:in `write_message'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:228:in `using_each_crlf_line'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:290:in `writing'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:290:in `using_each_crlf_line'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/protocol.rb:228:in `write_message'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:473:in `sendmail'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:472:in `send0'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:548:in `critical'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:548:in `send0'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:472:in `sendmail'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:449:in
`perform_delivery_smtp'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:447:in
`start'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:316:in `start'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:447:in
`perform_delivery_smtp'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:333:in
`send'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:333:in
`deliver!'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionmailer-1.2.1/lib/action_mailer/base.rb:258:in
`deliver'

Is what I am doing totally stupid? Am I missing any config settings. Any
help would be much appreciated.
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