[PATCH] Re: samba-tool fsmo transfer - uncaught exception

Douglas Bagnall douglas.bagnall at catalyst.net.nz
Mon May 27 01:28:10 UTC 2019

On 26/05/19 11:22 PM, Rowland penny wrote:

> How do you test for something that works on some computers, but not on
> others ?

With Gitlab CI.

> Which is correct, it working, or it not working ?

Well, when I go

PYTHONPATH=bin/python python3 -c 'import samba; samba.drs_utils.drsException'

I get "module 'samba' has no attribute 'drs_utils'".

Maybe Python 2 was different.

> If you have a problem with the test, take it up with Andrew, I initially
> created the script following his advice, he later 'improved' it, obviously
> not enough ;-)

Yes. It only tests 'samba-tool fsmo show', not 'seize' and 'transfer'.

> Anyway, NACK to your patch, but only because you haven't remove the
> 'import samba' line.

OK, though I don't it would work with the line removed.
For example, it would break

        forest_dn = samba.dn_from_dns_name(samdb.forest_dns_name())

and it *might* break other things too because, as discussed, Python
imports can be a bit weird with unexpected side-effects.


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