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First installation feedback: unexpected keyword argument 'scope'

See original GitHub issue

Hi Brett,

first and foremost, thanks for opensourcing Contextualise!

I am giving it a try, and I incurred in an error when trying to open my first map. Here’s how to reproduce it:

  • logged in as admin@ as per readme
  • created new map with title, description and image (form won’t save without an image)
  • went to and I got the following:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 2463, in __call__
    return self.wsgi_app(environ, start_response)
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 2449, in wsgi_app
    response = self.handle_exception(e)
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 1866, in handle_exception
    reraise(exc_type, exc_value, tb)
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 39, in reraise
    raise value
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 2446, in wsgi_app
    response = self.full_dispatch_request()
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 1951, in full_dispatch_request
    rv = self.handle_user_exception(e)
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 1820, in handle_user_exception
    reraise(exc_type, exc_value, tb)
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 39, in reraise
    raise value
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 1949, in full_dispatch_request
    rv = self.dispatch_request()
  File "/home/fradeve/.pyenv/versions/3.7.3/envs/contextualise/lib/python3.7/site-packages/flask/", line 1935, in dispatch_request
    return self.view_functions[rule.endpoint](**req.view_args)
  File "/home/fradeve/contextualise/contextualise/", line 68, in view
TypeError: get_topic() got an unexpected keyword argument 'scope'

Any idea of what might have gone wrong?

Thank you very much again!

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Reactions:2
  • Comments:8 (6 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

brettkromkampcommented, Feb 9, 2020

@fradeve The problem is related to a recent refactoring in which I added a scope property to the BaseName class. However, I forgot to update the accompanying Contextualise/TopicDB database (SQL) creation script:

So, there is a basename table in the contextualise schema/database that requires the addition of the scope field. I’ll provide a fix for this issue, sometime tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.

brettkromkampcommented, Feb 9, 2020

@fradeve @charlestondance I think I know what is causing the error: I have made some changes to TopicDB (, the topic map engine that Contextualise uses. Nonetheless, I haven’t pushed the latest version to PyPI (and updated Contextualise’s dependencies accordingly), yet. A temporary work-around would be to uninstall TopicDB (version 1.0) with pip uninstall topic-db followed by cloning TopicDB and doing a pip install -e . inside TopicDB’s top-level directory. Please let me know if this work-around fixes things. In the meantime, I will publish the latest version of TopicDB to PyPI.

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