Bug 608050 - python-bugzilla should use the upstream API to access bugs
Summary: python-bugzilla should use the upstream API to access bugs
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 886843
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: python-bugzilla
Version: 17
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-25 14:23 UTC by Petr Šplíchal
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:39 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-12-28 21:16:13 UTC

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Description Petr Šplíchal 2010-06-25 14:23:13 UTC
Description of problem:

Seems python-bugzilla is using bugzilla.getBug() for fetching
bugs, which is to be obsoleted by the upstream API in the future.

Pasting David Lawrence's comment from bug 606695:

> > Petr, which method are you using to get the bug details? Bug.get
> > and Bug.comments or are you using bugzilla.getBug? 
> > 
> > If you are using the latter, then maybe consider updating your
> > scripts to use the former two calls as they are the upstream API
> > and less likely to change going forward. 
> I'm using python-bugzilla's method getbug() which seems to be
> implemented using the old interface:
>     #---- Methods for reading bugs and bug info
>     def _getbug(self,id):
>         '''Return a dict of full bug info for the given bug id'''
>         return self._proxy.bugzilla.getBug(id)

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Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-25 14:42:54 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 3 Jaroslav Škarvada 2010-06-28 08:34:37 UTC
The new API seems to be implemented in class RHBugzilla3. From the documentation:

> By default, _getbugs will multicall getBug(id) multiple times, rather than
> doing a single Bug.get(idlist) call. You can disable this behavior by
> setting the 'multicall' property to False. This will make it somewhat
> faster, but any missing/unreadable bugs will cause the entire call to
> Fault rather than returning any data.

From the above, do you think the multicall property should defaults to False?

Comment 4 Will Woods 2010-06-28 14:43:41 UTC
No. What should actually be done is what the bug summary says - the RHBugzilla3 class should use Bug.get(idlist) instead of multicalling bugzilla.getBug().

The reason RHBugzilla3 was still using bugzilla.getBug() instead of Bug.get() was that Bug.get() will throw a Fault (and return no results) if any of the given bug ids is invalid. 

But now that Bug.get() has the 'permissive' argument - which more closely models the old RHBZ behavior - we can move to the upstream method.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 12:14:24 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2012-06-06 23:12:32 UTC
Still valid, moving to F17

Comment 7 Cole Robinson 2012-12-28 21:16:13 UTC
Much of this is done upstream now. The next rhbz update is actually going to remove a ton of custom API calls, so just duping this report to the bug tracking all that work

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 886843 ***

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