Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#4301 closed (duplicate)

" loaddata" cannot work with python dumps (but tries hard anyway)

Reported by: Malcolm Tredinnick Owned by: Russell Keith-Magee
Component: Core (Management commands) Version: dev
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Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


If you use dumppdata with --format=python and then try to load the result with loaddata, it fails with an error about using non-ints as string offsets inside serializers.python.Deserializer.

This actually makes sense. although it took me more than a couple of minutes to realise it. In we are reading the input file and passing it to the deserializer, but the deserializer for python assumes the input is a python object, not a string (a good thing; we don't eval() untrusted code).

We should probably just abort with a sensible error is loaddata tries to use the python format, because the current error message looks like it should work but there is something wrong with the dump.

Assigning to Russell, just for laughs, since he's been playing in this area a lot of late and might have some bright ideas.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Simon G. <dev@…>, 17 years ago

Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 by Russell Keith-Magee, 17 years ago

Owner: changed from russelm to Russell Keith-Magee

comment:3 by Russell Keith-Magee, 17 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Duplicates #4187.

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