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From ereyes01 <>
Subject [GitHub] libcloud pull request: Fix so that it work...
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:24:38 GMT
GitHub user ereyes01 opened a pull request:

    Fix so that it works in Python 3.4.1

    I was trying to do the following using apache-libcloud==0.15.1 on Python 3.4.1:
    - Run deploy_node to create an EC2 node with a MultiStepDeployment.
    - The MultiStepDeployment consists of 2 FileDeployment's followed by 1 ScriptDeployment
    The deploy_node would work fine in Python 2.7.6 but failed when I switched to Python 3,4,1
with the following:
    DeploymentError                           Traceback (most recent call last)
    <ipython-input-18-79924dc2c1dc> in <module>()
          2                           ex_security_groups=[SECURITY_GROUP_NAME],
          3                           ex_keyname=KEY_NAME, deploy=deployment, ssh_username=USERNAME,
    ----> 4                           ssh_key=PRIVATE_KEY_PATH)
          5 print(node)
in deploy_node(self, **kwargs)
        924         if deploy_error is not None:
        925             raise DeploymentError(node=node, original_exception=deploy_error,
    --> 926                                   driver=self)
        928         return node
    DeploymentError: <DeploymentError: node=i-1ff25335, error=<LibcloudError in <libcloud.compute.drivers.ec2.EC2NodeDriver
object at 0x7f91a0782d68> "Failed after 3 tries: string argument expected, got 'bytes'">,
driver=<libcloud.compute.drivers.ec2.EC2NodeDriver object at 0x7f91a0782d68>>
    After instrumenting the code to print more informative stack traces, I located the source
of the Exception, which was in The code where a data chunk is obtained
from chan.recv() returns a bytes object in Python 3, where it presumably returns a descendant
of basestring in Python 2. This object is then passed to stdout.write() (or stderr.write),
which blows up because it's not a stringy value.
    My change decodes the bytes into strings as they are passed into those write() methods.
    This change made deploy_node() work in my code for Python 3.4.1. I'm not sure if the same
type of bug exists elsewhere, but this fix is what I needed to unblock myself.
    Thanks for the excellent library, and I hope this helps.

You can merge this pull request into a Git repository by running:

    $ git pull ssh_decode

Alternatively you can review and apply these changes as the patch at:

To close this pull request, make a commit to your master/trunk branch
with (at least) the following in the commit message:

    This closes #347
commit 166985fb37f1378e59e6fff2cc086252ec861f3a
Author: Eddy Reyes <>
Date:   2014-08-14T18:11:28Z

    Fix so that it works in Python 3.4.1 by decoding
    incoming bytes into strings using the bytes decode method.


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