Bug 976504 - pxssh.py wrong timeout
pxssh.py wrong timeout
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pexpect (Show other bugs)
All Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Marek Grac
BaseOS QE - Apps
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Reported: 2013-06-20 13:15 EDT by Benjamin
Modified: 2015-08-19 03:52 EDT (History)
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Description Benjamin 2013-06-20 13:15:44 EDT
Description of problem:
cannot use pxssh.py which is part of pexpect, always running into timeout:

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

How reproducible:
echo <<EOF > ssh.py
import pxssh
s = pxssh.pxssh()
if not s.login ('localhost', 'myuser', 'mypass'):
    print "SSH session failed on login."
    print str(s)
    print "SSH session login successful"
    s.sendline ('ls -l')
    s.prompt()         # match the prompt
    print s.before     # print everything before the prompt.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. python ssh.py
2. see error msg

Actual results:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "ssh.py", line 3, in <module>
    if not s.login ('localhost', 'myuser', 'mypassword'):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pxssh.py", line 243, in login
    if not self.synch_original_prompt():
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pxssh.py", line 134, in synch_original_prompt
    self.read_nonblocking(size=10000,timeout=1) # GAS: Clear out the cache before getting the prompt
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pexpect.py", line 815, in read_nonblocking
    r,w,e = self.__select([self.child_fd], [], [], timeout)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pexpect.py", line 1549, in __select
    return select.select (iwtd, owtd, ewtd, timeout)

Expected results:
Output of ssh command "ls -l"

Additional info:
>         self.sendline()
>         time.sleep(0.5)

add this before line 134, and it works as expected.
This should also affect rhel5 pexpect package, but not verified.
Comment 2 Marek Grac 2013-06-24 05:30:22 EDT

Thanks for bugreport. According to my research it is enough to just add 


can you confirm it too? I would prefer not to add additional delays if it is not necessary.
Comment 6 Marek Grac 2014-04-30 10:05:41 EDT

pexpect-u ->
it requires python3 which will be in rhel7 only partially and fence-agents were not tested with it at all

package renaming -> it was obtained from fedora and no-one complained, otherwise it will be fixed; this way we have to wait for rhel8

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