Bug 667197 - Using the config module to get non-existent options returns the string 'None'
Summary: Using the config module to get non-existent options returns the string 'None'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: python-rhsm
Version: 6.1
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Adrian Likins
QA Contact: J.C. Molet
Depends On:
Blocks: Entitlement-Beta
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-01-04 19:18 UTC by Rob Crittenden
Modified: 2011-02-23 21:51 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-02-23 21:51:24 UTC
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Description Rob Crittenden 2011-01-04 19:18:03 UTC
Description of problem:

The behavior I saw in my registration client that calls registerConsumer(name="MY DOMAIN", type="domain") is a failure in creating a proxy connection. I don't have a proxy configured in /etc/rhsm/rhsm.conf

The problem is in the constructor for UEPConnection in: 

proxy_hostname=config.get('server', 'proxy_hostname'),

The call to config.get() is returning the string 'None' instead of the value None.

I'm currently working around it by a small change to config.py:

    def get(self, section, prop):
        if not self.has_section(section):
        v = SafeConfigParser.get(self, section, prop)
        if v == 'None':
            return None
            return v

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Comment 1 Adrian Likins 2011-01-07 19:07:20 UTC
commit 3e593ca8bd4a55e0f5f369d44b7c64334a75c6cc
Author: Adrian Likins <alikins@redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Jan 7 13:14:46 2011 -0500

    667829: handle proxy config options being absent from rhsm.conf

    new config class doesn't like settings these to None, so they
    now get set to empty string

I believe the above commit will fix that issue.  Though technically, it slightly changes the api behaviour  (returns '' instead of the None it was supposed to before or the 'None' it was actually returning).

Comment 2 J.C. Molet 2011-01-24 21:19:43 UTC
After creating a user as above using: 

subscription-manager register --user=admin --password=admin --type=domain --name=domaintypetest

The user is successfully created with no errors while proxy variables are set to empty strings.

This is tested in version:

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