Thanks Stephan that you point me to BB. In the next few days I'll raise a bug with more details on BB. I have to somehow workaround this. We use devpi in our company, so we have about 30 indices and about 50 packages in several versions. I really like to upgrade devpi without loosing indices, packages and history. Is there an existing workaround? Copy files and/or altering the sqlite DB?


Am Montag, 24. August 2015 09:24:02 UTC+2 schrieb Erb, Stephan:

Sounds similar to this unresolved bug here:​ 


From: <> on behalf of Steffen Knauth <>
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:37 AM
To: devpi-dev
Subject: [devpi-dev] Need help, devpi-server upgrade problems.


I've got problems during upgrading devpi-server.

This is the output from pip list:

beautifulsoup4 (4.3.2)
Chameleon (2.22)
devpi-common (2.0.5)
devpi-findlinks (1.0.0)
devpi-ldap (1.1.0)
devpi-server (2.1.5)
devpi-web (2.2.3)
docutils (0.12)
execnet (1.3.0)
itsdangerous (0.24)
PasteDeploy (1.5.2)
pip (6.0.6)
py (1.4.27)
pyasn1 (0.1.7)
Pygments (2.0.2)
pyramid (1.5.7)
pyramid-chameleon (0.3)
python3-ldap (0.9.7)
PyYAML (3.11)
repoze.lru (0.6)
requests (2.7.0)
setuptools (15.2)
translationstring (1.3)
venusian (1.0)
waitress (0.8.9)
WebOb (1.4.1)
Whoosh (2.7.0)
zope.deprecation (4.1.2)
zope.interface (4.1.2)

I've tried to upgrade to the newest devpi-server-2.2.2. No success - just a traceback. Than I created a fresh environment with older  devpi-server-2.2.0 version and used --export and --import options. Also no luck.

here is a part of the traceback:

2015-08-23 11:15:57,550 INFO  NOCTX wrote nodeinfo to: /home/devpi/projects/devpi/data/.nodeinfo
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/bin/devpi-server", line 11, in <module>
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 53, in main
    return _main(pluginmanager, argv=argv)
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 85, in _main
    with xom.keyfs.transaction(write=True):
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_common/", line 39, in get
    x = self._property_cache[f] = f(self)
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 229, in keyfs
    keyfs = KeyFS(self.config.serverdir, readonly=self.is_replica())
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 393, in __init__
    self._fs = Filesystem(self.basedir, notify_on_commit=t.notify_on_commit)
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 93, in __init__
    changes, rel_renames = loads(data)
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 33, in loads
    return load(
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/devpi_server/", line 27, in load
    return Unserializer(io, strconfig=(False, False)).load(versioned=False)
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/execnet/", line 1161, in load
  File "/home/devpi/.virtualenvs/devpi-server/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/execnet/", line 1196, in load_longlong
ValueError: invalid literal for long() with base 10: '\x1broot/pypi/+links/virtualenvS'

Can someone help me?


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