Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157664
rfe: rhn api: add system.list_affected_user_systems
Last modified: 2008-04-02 16:59:23 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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Steps to Reproduce:
N/A THis is an RFE
mass assign QA contact for rhn410 bugs
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.
API call Enhancements for 5.1 Sat GA so Closed for Current Release.