Error when moving post to existing topic


(James Cook) #1

A member of my forum accidentally hit the ‘Reply as linked topic’ link when replying to a topic. Now I want to close the new topic and move the post into the original topic. However I run into the following error:

NoMethodError (undefined method 'update_column' for nil:NilClass)
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:88:in 'create_first_post'

Full stacktrace:

/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:88:in 'create_first_post'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:77:in 'block in move_each_post'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/relation/delegation.rb:46:in 'each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/relation/delegation.rb:46:in 'each'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:76:in 'move_each_post'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:46:in 'move_posts_to'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:18:in 'block in to_topic'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/database_statements.rb:213:in 'block in transaction'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/transaction.rb:184:in 'within_new_transaction'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/database_statements.rb:213:in 'transaction'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/transactions.rb:220:in 'transaction'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/post_mover.rb:17:in 'to_topic'
/var/www/discourse/app/models/topic.rb:645:in 'move_posts'
/var/www/discourse/app/controllers/topics_controller.rb:599:in 'move_posts_to_destination'
/var/www/discourse/app/controllers/topics_controller.rb:414:in 'move_posts'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/implicit_render.rb:4:in 'send_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:198:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:10:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:20:in 'block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:117:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:117:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:555:in 'block (2 levels) in compile'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:505:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:505:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:92:in '__run_callbacks__'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:778:in '_run_process_action_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:81:in 'run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/abstract_controller/callbacks.rb:19:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rescue.rb:29:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:32:in 'block in process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:164:in 'block in instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/notifications/instrumenter.rb:20:in 'instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/notifications.rb:164:in 'instrument'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/instrumentation.rb:30:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/params_wrapper.rb:250:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/railties/controller_runtime.rb:18:in 'process_action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:137:in 'process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionview-4.2.5.1/lib/action_view/rendering.rb:30:in 'process'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-0.9.8/lib/mini_profiler/profiling_methods.rb:106:in 'block in profile_method'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:196:in 'dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal/rack_delegation.rb:13:in 'dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_controller/metal.rb:237:in 'block in action'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:74:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:74:in 'dispatch'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:43:in 'serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:43:in 'block in serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:30:in 'each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/journey/router.rb:30:in 'serve'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/routing/route_set.rb:815:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-protection-1.5.3/lib/rack/protection/frame_options.rb:31:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:186:in 'call!'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:164:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:186:in 'call!'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:164:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:186:in 'call!'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:164:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:186:in 'call!'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:164:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:186:in 'call!'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/strategy.rb:164:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/omniauth-1.3.1/lib/omniauth/builder.rb:63:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/conditionalget.rb:38:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/head.rb:13:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/anonymous_cache.rb:129:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/params_parser.rb:27:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/flash.rb:260:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:225:in 'context'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/session/abstract/id.rb:220:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/cookies.rb:560:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/query_cache.rb:36:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activerecord-4.2.5.1/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract/connection_pool.rb:653:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:29:in 'block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:88:in '__run_callbacks__'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:778:in '_run_call_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/activesupport-4.2.5.1/lib/active_support/callbacks.rb:81:in 'run_callbacks'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/callbacks.rb:27:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/remote_ip.rb:78:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/debug_exceptions.rb:17:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/show_exceptions.rb:30:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/logster-1.0.1/lib/logster/middleware/reporter.rb:31:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:38:in 'call_app'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/rack/logger.rb:22:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-quiet_logger.rb:10:in 'call_with_quiet_assets'
/var/www/discourse/config/initializers/100-silence_logger.rb:26:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/actionpack-4.2.5.1/lib/action_dispatch/middleware/request_id.rb:21:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/methodoverride.rb:22:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/runtime.rb:18:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/sendfile.rb:113:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-mini-profiler-0.9.8/lib/mini_profiler/profiler.rb:282:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/message_bus-2.0.0.beta.2/lib/message_bus/rack/middleware.rb:60:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/request_tracker.rb:73:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/engine.rb:518:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/application.rb:165:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:194:in 'public_send'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/railties-4.2.5.1/lib/rails/railtie.rb:194:in 'method_missing'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:66:in 'block in call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:50:in 'each'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/rack-1.6.4/lib/rack/urlmap.rb:50:in 'call'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/unicorn-5.0.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:562:in 'process_client'
/var/www/discourse/lib/scheduler/defer.rb:85:in 'process_client'
/var/www/discourse/lib/middleware/unicorn_oobgc.rb:95:in 'process_client'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/unicorn-5.0.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:658:in 'worker_loop'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/unicorn-5.0.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:508:in 'spawn_missing_workers'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/unicorn-5.0.1/lib/unicorn/http_server.rb:132:in 'start'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/gems/unicorn-5.0.1/bin/unicorn:126:in '<top (required)>'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/bin/unicorn:23:in 'load'
/var/www/discourse/vendor/bundle/ruby/2.0.0/bin/unicorn:23:in '<main>'

I don’t mind trying to debug this myself but I was just wondering if anybody else has run into this problem before, or if the reasoning is immediately obvious to the core contributors to Discourse.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! :thumbsup:


(Alan Tan) #2

It’ll be great if you could list down the steps to reproduce the error :slightly_smiling:


(James Cook) #3

It’s just the normal steps to move a post to another topic.

I’ve manually added the post into the original topic now anyway (by copying and pasting and then changing the owner of the post), however, it would still be good to know why I couldn’t simply move a post.


(David Rodríguez) #4

@jamesmarkcook Probably too late to the party now, but we run into the same error and it happens when trying to move a post to a closed topic. I proposed a solution here: Moving posts issues by deivid-rodriguez · Pull Request #4691 · discourse/discourse · GitHub


(Alan Tan) #5

Hi @deivid-rodriguez, sorry for the late reply here. I’m unable to reproduce the bug being reported in this topic.

I tried moving a post to a closed topic in dev and it doesn’t throw any errors. Are you still able to reproduce the bug?


(David Rodríguez) #6

Hi @tgxworld, thanks for having a look.

When I first submitted the attached PR, the regression test I included properly reproduced the bug without my patch applied and passed with it applied. I mean the changes in post_creator_spec.rb in this commit.

But I changed the PR after Sam’s feedback and didn’t check if that test still reproduced the bug. If you can’t reproduce the crash via unit test, I can try find some spare time to get it reproduce in real life again. But it won’t happen any time soon.

Regards!


(Jeff Atwood) #7