Release 4.13.X: "UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xfc in position 15: invalid start byte"


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We’ve identified that in 4.13+ release MySQL driver changed a bit.
Depends on your DB settings a change in rhodecode.ini is required.

Please consider changing your connection string located in rhodecode.ini to:

sqlalchemy.db1.url = mysql://user:password@127.0.0.1/rhodecode?charset=utf8
OR
sqlalchemy.db1.url = mysql://user:password@127.0.0.1/rhodecode?charset=utf8mb4

This is a know resolution to the problem in the topic.