Bug 157664 - rfe: rhn api: add system.list_affected_user_systems
rfe: rhn api: add system.list_affected_user_systems
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: API (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jesus M. Rodriguez
Brandon Perkins
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Blocks: 248642
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Reported: 2005-05-13 11:46 EDT by nathan r. hruby
Modified: 2008-04-02 16:59 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: sat510
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Description nathan r. hruby 2005-05-13 11:46:16 EDT
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Description of problem:

Please consider adding a "system.list_affected_user_systems" method to the RHN API to return the list of all errata needed for a system (eg: return an array of sid's and "advisory strings" suitable for use with errata.get_details).  This would help greatly in figuring out what patches need applying to what box. 

Presently, if one wanted to generate a report of what boxes need which patches one would need to (roughly) do the following:
  - pull all errata with channel.software.list_errata (for each channel 
    you care about) 

  - pull the list of what really needs applying though 
    errata.list_affected_systems for each errata in each channel

  - pull the system info for reporting from system.list_user_systems.

  - Loop through channel.software.list_errata looking for matches with 

  - Loop though system.list_user_systems comapring that to the merge of
    the above loop

That seems to have a lot of overhead for any base channel with a lot of errata.

It's clear that there are already methods within the RHN/Satellite to present such information quickly, as it is presented on the Web Site under the erratta tab for any system, so this should (hopefully :) be as simple as exposing the current function(s) that do(es) this to the API handler.



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N/A THis is an RFE  

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Comment 1 Max Spevack 2005-08-29 14:42:55 EDT
mass assign QA contact for rhn410 bugs
Comment 2 Jesus M. Rodriguez 2008-01-14 13:53:07 EST
system.get_relevant_errata(sessionkey, serverid) returns the relevant errata
that apply to the given system.

You can now get a list of server from system.list_user_systems() then call
system.get_relevant_errata() with each of the server ids.

Moving this to be tracked on satellite 5.1.
Comment 5 Brandon Perkins 2008-04-02 16:59:23 EDT
API call Enhancements for 5.1 Sat GA so Closed for Current Release.

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