Getting strange errors while running rasa interactive through docker after upgrading to 1.5.x

I’m getting quite a few errors while trying to run rasa interactive through docker. I had recently upgraded to 1.5.1 for both rasa and rasa-sdk. Here are my docker files for both -

FROM rasa/rasa:latest-full
COPY . /app/

FROM rasa/rasa-sdk:latest
COPY /app/actions/

My rasa-compose.yml file is as follows -

version: '3.4'
    image: sample-rasa-core:latest
      - 5005:5005
    command: ["run", "--enable-api", "--cors", " \"*\"", "--verbose"]

    image: rasa/duckling:latest

    image: sample-rasa-action-server:latest
    command: ["start", "--actions", "actions", "-vv"]
    # volumes:
    #   - ./

I’m first running - docker build -t sample-rasa-core . && docker build -t sample-rasa-action-server -f Dockerfile.actionserver . && docker-compose -f rasa-compose.yml up

upon which I get the Tensorflow error as noted here - Tensorflow driver : UNKNOWN ERROR (303).

And then when I try to run rasa interactive through this command - docker run -it -v $(pwd):/app --name=rasa-interactive --network=rasa_default sample-rasa-core interactive

I get these errors -

ERROR - An exception occurred while recording messages. Traceback (most recent call last): File “/build/lib/python3.6/site-packages/yarl/”, line 667, in _encode_host ip = ip_address(ip) File “/usr/local/lib/python3.6/”, line 54, in ip_address address) ValueError: ‘localhost’ does not appear to be an IPv4 or IPv6 address


AttributeError: ‘str’ object has no attribute ‘isascii’ 2019-12-02 21:30:19 ERROR asyncio - Task exception was never retrieved future: <Task finished coro=<_serve_application..run_interactive_io() done, defined at /build/lib/python3.6/site-packages/rasa/core/training/> exception=AttributeError("‘str’ object has no attribute ‘isascii’",)>`

Can someone help me how to fix? Am I missing a step in the overall upgrade to 1.5.x?

I’m having the same error. I am trying to dockerize my rasa stack (combined NLU-core) project. This error doesn’t seem to occur with the seperate rasa-NLU and rasa-core framework, but my project needs the new rasa.

This error occurs even when I do the demo Running Rasa with Docker. Can you help us?

@bubjanes I created the issue here - Unable to get rasa 1.5.1 working through Docker · Issue #4891 · RasaHQ/rasa · GitHub.

Great thanks! I hope we can figure this out