Known issues

This is the list of issues which are not or will not be fixed (yet…).

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Python < 3.8

Changed in version 4.2.0.

As of version 4.2.0 we no longer support python prior to version 3.8.

This means you actually are unable to run with any version below python 3.8 as a number of build-in features may be missing or first introduced in 3.8.

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Focal

New in version 3.2.0.

In Ubuntu release 20.04 they have removed a package name and upgraded it with version

This means PyFunceble will trow an error like:

ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The fix for this issue is then rather simple, add a softlink between the versions with ln -s

The complete line in my case was:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

However, the right way to do this is by first locate where your is with find

find /usr/lib/ -type f -iname '*'

Then apply the softlink to

Combination of -f, -uf and --adblock

You can not combine the usage of -f, -uf with --adblock simultaneously.

Sql Missing default data in whois table

New in version 4.0.0.

If you are trying to move or restore your SQL database from a dump, you will see an error message that is looking something like this

SQL Error [1364][HY000]: (conn=12345678) Field 'created_at' doesn't have a default value
  (conn=12345678) Field 'created_at' doesn't have a default value
  (conn=12345678) Field 'created_at' doesn't have a default value
    Field 'created_at' doesn't have a default value

The issue arises from the way SQLAlchemy is creating the tables. The fact is PyFunceble is written to set a default date for the :code:’created_at`.

However, it isn’t set in the database.

To solve this, you will have to manually set the default for created_at to for example 2020-12-22 09:09:50 in the DB_name.pyfunceble_whois_record. You can for example use dBeaver to do this or manually run this SQL code insode your database.

ALTER TABLE DB_name.pyfunceble_whois_record
    MODIFY COLUMN created_at datetime
    DEFAULT '2020-12-22 09:09:50'


These changes will be reset next time you are running PyFunceble.

Windows Powershell with Python or Cygwin

New in version all.

There are a number of well Known limitation by running or even installing Python on a closed source Windows computer.

Among these issues is the default settings for the installation programs, where we all know the users tend to just click next next next without reading the questions, and the path toward hell continues.

  1. To have Python to become installed within the system PATH: by the installer, you are required to use the advanced install option. (spirillen Was told).
  2. Cygwin do not INCLUDE- and therefore not exporting current PATH to running environment. Full path is always required, to be set by your scripts or command line.

Since any of these problems, ain’t @PyFunceble related issues we have left a Cygwin related issue at github.