Admin Dashboard broken with 2.3.2

I’ve just upgraded from Discourse 2.2.5 to 2.3.2, and there seems to be a regression in processing admin dashboard statistics that’s resulting in a 500 error that prevents me from loading the admin dashboard. All other admin pages (and frontend Discourse pages) still load correctly.

I’ve run all database migrations with the upgrade.

Here’s the error and call stack I get in the error logs (I’m fairly certain this is the relevant error causing the 500):

TypeError (expected numeric)
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/core_ext/date/calculations.rb:104:in `-'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/core_ext/date/calculations.rb:104:in `minus_with_duration'
/usr/src/app/app/models/admin_dashboard_general_data.rb:5:in `get_json'
/usr/src/app/app/models/admin_dashboard_data.rb:24:in `as_json'
/usr/src/app/app/models/admin_dashboard_data.rb:16:in `fetch_stats'
/usr/src/app/app/models/concerns/stats_cacheable.rb:28:in `refresh_stats'
/usr/src/app/app/models/concerns/stats_cacheable.rb:23:in `fetch_cached_stats'
/usr/src/app/app/controllers/admin/dashboard_controller.rb:19:in `general'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/basic_implicit_render.rb:6:in `send_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:194:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:30:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:42:in `block in process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:132:in `run_callbacks'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:41:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:22:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:34:in `block in process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:168:in `block in instrument'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:23:in `instrument'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:168:in `instrument'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:256:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activerecord-5.2.3/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:24:in `process_action'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:134:in `process'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionview-5.2.3/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:32:in `process'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.0.2/lib/mini_profiler/profiling_methods.rb:104:in `block in profile_method'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:191:in `dispatch'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:252:in `dispatch'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:52:in `dispatch'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:34:in `serve'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:18:in `block in <class:Constraints>'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/mapper.rb:48:in `serve'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:52:in `block in serve'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:35:in `each'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:35:in `serve'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:840:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-protection-2.0.5/lib/rack/protection/frame_options.rb:31:in `call'
/usr/src/app/lib/middleware/omniauth_bypass_middleware.rb:32:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/tempfile_reaper.rb:15:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/conditional_get.rb:25:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/head.rb:12:in `call'
/usr/src/app/lib/content_security_policy/middleware.rb:12:in `call'
/usr/src/app/lib/middleware/anonymous_cache.rb:220:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:232:in `context'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:226:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:670:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:28:in `block in call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/activesupport-5.2.3/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:98:in `run_callbacks'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:26:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:61:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:33:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/logster-2.3.0/lib/logster/middleware/reporter.rb:30:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/railties-5.2.3/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:38:in `call_app'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/railties-5.2.3/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:28:in `call'
/usr/src/app/config/initializers/100-quiet_logger.rb:18:in `call'
/usr/src/app/config/initializers/100-silence_logger.rb:31:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:81:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:27:in `call'
/usr/src/app/lib/middleware/enforce_hostname.rb:17:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/method_override.rb:22:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/actionpack-5.2.3/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/executor.rb:14:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:111:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-1.0.2/lib/mini_profiler/profiler.rb:281:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/message_bus-2.2.0/lib/message_bus/rack/middleware.rb:57:in `call'
/usr/src/app/lib/middleware/request_tracker.rb:163:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/railties-5.2.3/lib/rails/engine.rb:524:in `call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/railties-5.2.3/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `public_send'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/railties-5.2.3/lib/rails/railtie.rb:190:in `method_missing'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:68:in `block in call'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `each'
/home/docker/.gem/ruby/2.5.0/gems/rack-2.0.7/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:53:in `call'
/usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/rack/thread_handler_extension.rb:97:in `process_request'
/usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/request_handler/thread_handler.rb:149:in `accept_and_process_next_request'
/usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/request_handler/thread_handler.rb:110:in `main_loop'
/usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/request_handler.rb:415:in `block (3 levels) in start_threads'
/usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/phusion_passenger/utils.rb:113:in `block in create_thread_and_abort_on_exception'

Hello,

reading the stacktrace, I imagine it’s happening because this code is returning nil:

DateTime.now - nil # TypeError: expected numeric

I guess our code is not very robust here as we acknowledge it’s possible this will return nil and still use it as if it could not be nil.

@david could you have a look please ? FEATURE: Display 'last updated' on dashboard, improve release notes l… · discourse/discourse@5666316 · GitHub

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That does look like it’s the likely problem. To give a bit more context to this, I do run Discourse from a docker container (as you might guess from the stack trace), but it’s not using the docker-compose based discourse_docker project, and the docker image I use simply downloads the tarball release directly from GitHub, instead of using a git clone, so none of the git-based logic in the application will work.

I’m quite used to that “installed version” field in the dashboard not showing the actual version I have installed. It’s been like that for as long as I can remember, though at least it didn’t break the dashboard before.

Out of curiosity, could that functionality have any kind of fallback on fetching the version from somewhere other than git? Not a big deal if not, it doesn’t really bother me that I can’t tell what version I’m running from the dashboard.

This should work around the problem for you:
FIX: Allow dashboard to load even when git version cannot be found · discourse/discourse@ca9ef58 · GitHub

You could override it in a plugin. But note that the only installation method we support is this one. Since you are using an unsupported installation method, we can’t guarantee everything will work correctly.

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Thanks David, I’ll reach out if I have any problems with that.