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Fixing an update error in OpenMediaVault 4.0

10th June 2019

For a time, I found that executing the command omv-update in OpenMediaVault 4.0 produced the following Python errors appeared among other more benign messages:

Exception ignored in: <function WeakValueDictionary.__init__.<locals>.remove at 0xb7099d64>
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/weakref.py", line 117, in remove
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not callable
Exception ignored in: <function WeakValueDictionary.__init__.<locals>.remove at 0xb7099d64>
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/weakref.py", line 117, in remove
TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not callable

Not wanting a failed update, I decided that I needed to investigate this and found that /usr/lib/python3.5/weakref.py required the following updates to lines 109 and 117, respectively:

def remove(wr, selfref=ref(self), _atomic_removal=_remove_dead_weakref):

_atomic_removal(d, wr.key)

To be more clear, the line beginning with “def” is how line 109 should appear while the line beginning with _atomic_removal is how line 117 should appear. Once the required edits were made and the file closed, re-running omv-update revealed that the problem was fixed and that is how things remain at the time of writing.

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