placement unit test placement.tests.unit.cmd.test_manage.TestCommandParsers.test_commands_associated fails on CentOS 7

Bug #1804420 reported by Javier Peña on 2018-11-21
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OpenStack Compute (nova)
Lee Yarwood

Bug Description

Test placement.tests.unit.cmd.test_manage.TestCommandParsers.test_commands_associated fails to run using tox -epy27 on CentOS 7. However, it works fine on Fedora 28 (with a different Python 2 version).

I get the following:


Captured stdout:
    usage: run db [-h] {sync,version} ...

    optional arguments:
      -h, --help show this help message and exit

      database commands

        sync Sync the datatabse to the current version.
        version Report the current database version.

Captured traceback:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "placement/tests/unit/cmd/", line 55, in test_commands_associated
      File "/placement/.tox/py27/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mock/", line 947, in assert_called_once_with
        raise AssertionError(msg)
    AssertionError: Expected 'db_version' to be called once. Called 0 times.

This started to fail since was merged.

tags: added: placement testing
Lee Yarwood (lyarwood) wrote :

I've attached a simple script to reproduce this behaviour outside of placement.

I'm struggling to find where but AFAICT the oslo.config code parsing the command line args is failing and defaulting to the default help func for the top level command parser.

# cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight)
# python --version
Python 2.7.15
# pip freeze | grep oslo.config
# python cmd bar
<bound method of <__main__.Commands object at 0x7f50d187c110>>

# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)
# python --version
Python 2.7.5
# pip freeze | grep oslo.config
# python cmd bar
<bound method _CachedArgumentParser.print_help of _CachedArgumentParser(prog='reproduce cmd', usage=None, description=None, version=None, formatter_class=<class 'argparse.HelpFormatter'>, conflict_handler='error', add_help=True)>

Chris Dent (cdent) wrote :

Is it possible that the 2.7.5 Python on CentOS has an older argparse module and that installing the one from PyPI clears the issue? If it does that ought to lend a clue.

Lee Yarwood (lyarwood) wrote :

This argparse change appears to be the culprit here, without this the default `func` attribute set on the subparsers are ignored and the parents print_help `func` is used.

Lee Yarwood (lyarwood) on 2018-11-22
no longer affects: oslo.config
Chris Dent (cdent) wrote :
Changed in nova:
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Lee Yarwood (lyarwood)
Chris Dent (cdent) on 2019-03-04
Changed in nova:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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