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Bug 168066 - 4Suite's Postgres support breaks for current version of Postgres
4Suite's Postgres support breaks for current version of Postgres
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: 4Suite (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
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Reported: 2005-09-11 23:35 EDT by Sam Varshavchik
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.0-8.b1
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Last Closed: 2005-09-14 13:20:46 EDT
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Description Sam Varshavchik 2005-09-11 23:35:13 EDT
Description of problem:

Postgres 7.4.6 ships with a python API whose version string is "3.6.1".

The Python side of the API in 4Suite croaks if Postgres API's version label
consists of three or more parts.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

$ python
Python 2.3.4 (#1, Feb  2 2005, 12:11:53)
[GCC 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import _pg
>>> print _pg.version
>>> import Ft.Server.Server.Drivers.Postgres

Actual results:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
line 22, in ?
    if float(version.group()) < 3.2:
ValueError: invalid literal for float(): 3.6.1

Expected results:

The module gets imported.

Additional info:

The postgresql-python module needs to be manually installed before using
4Suite's Postgres driver (see bug 168064).

It seems that Drivers/Postgres/__init__.py wants to make sure that the version
of the postgresql-python's driver is at least 3.2.

So, it converts the version string to a float, and compares it.

Feeding the string "3.6.1" to float() ain't gonna work, because that's not a
floating point number :-(

Suggestion: the easy fix is just to patch out that entire if statement in
__init__.py, and enforce a minimum version of the RPM package.
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2005-09-14 13:20:46 EDT
Thanks for your report. This is fixed in 4Suite 1.0b1 in FC4 and rawhide.
You should be able to rebuild that package from the source RPM for FC3.

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