test_updates_interval fails on focal

Bug #1852772 reported by Corey Bryant on 2019-11-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Corey Bryant

Bug Description

FAIL: test_updates_interval (tests.test_dbus.TestDBus)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/build/software-properties-0.98.6/tests/test_dbus.py", line 332, in test_updates_interval
    self.assertTrue('APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";' in config)
AssertionError: False is not true

Looking closer, while in the SetUpdateInterval() method in softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py, days is of dbus.Int32 type. A simple print output shows:


D-Bus is statically typed, unlike python. More details at:

I think once we're in the dbus method (SetUpdateInterval() method in softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py) we can convert the dbus.Int32 to an int.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: rls-ff-incoming
Corey Bryant (corey.bryant) wrote :

I should have mentioned that I have a fix for this just running it by mvo.

Corey Bryant (corey.bryant) wrote :

My proposed fix for this is:

diff --git a/softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py b/softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py
index c22f43b..7683a1a 100644
--- a/softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py
+++ b/softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py
@@ -266,7 +266,7 @@ class SoftwarePropertiesDBus(dbus.service.Object, SoftwareProperties):
     def SetUpdateInterval(self, days, sender=None, conn=None):
             sender, conn, "com.ubuntu.softwareproperties.applychanges")
- self.set_update_interval(days)
+ self.set_update_interval(int(days))

I'd like to get a +1 before uploading that though.

I see no objection at all; that fix looks obviously correct and does fix the test.

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Corey Bryant (corey.bryant)
tags: added: rls-ff-notfixing
removed: rls-ff-incoming
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.98.6

software-properties (0.98.6) focal; urgency=medium

  * cloudarchive: Enable support for the Ussuri Ubuntu Cloud Archive on
    18.04 (LP: #1852489).
  * softwareproperties/dbus/SoftwarePropertiesDBus.py: In SetUpdateInterval,
    convert days argument from dbus.Int32 to int before passing to
    set_update_interval. This fixes a test failures as apt_pkg.config.set
    didn't understand a dbus.Int32 type (LP: #1852772).
  * debian/control: Add gpg and gpg-agent to Build-Depends to fix failing
    unit tests (LP: #1852773).

 -- Corey Bryant <email address hidden> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 16:00:59 -0500

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: id-5ddff3a8c61a0a7a58a83a70
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