Debbugs' SOAP Interface Documentation

This documentation will likely always be slightly behind the extant documentation in the Debbugs::SOAP module. However, feel free to update it when they begin to differ.

Please help to keep this documentation up to date!

URL and Namespace

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi is the official SOAP interface for Debian's BTS.

http://bugs.donarmstrong.com/cgi-bin/soap.cgi is the development version.

The namespace is Debbugs/SOAP

Available methods for bugs.debian.org

http://bugs.debian.org/debbugs-source/mainline/Debbugs/SOAP.pm

get_status(bugnumber [, bugnumber]*)
returns the status of the given bugs (see attributes list bellow)
get_bugs(key, value[, key, value]*)
returns bugs that match the conditions given by key-value pair. Possible keys: package, submitter, maint, src, severity, status (which can be 'done', 'forwarded', 'open'), tag, owner, bugs, affects, archive (which can be 'both', or a Boolean value).
get_usertag(email [, tag]*)
returns bugs tagged by the email. All of them, or only those tagged with the selected tags, if tags are explicitly given.
get_bug_log(bugnumber)
returns the whole bug log, divided in headers and bodies.
newest_bugs(amount)
returns a list of the newest bugs.
get_versions(package, dist, arch)
Returns a list of the versions of package in the distributions and architectures listed. This routine only returns unique values.

get_status attributes returned

Bug attributes returned by get_status are :

Attribute

Type

Meaning

bug_num

Integer

The bugnumber

severity

String

Severity of the bugreport

tags

List of Strings

Tags of the bugreport

subject

String

Subject/Title of the bugreport

originator

String

Submitter of the bugreport

mergedwith

List of Integers [*]

The bugs this bug was merged with

package

String

Package of the Bugreport

source

String

Source package of the Bugreport

date

DateTime

Date of bug creation

log_modified

DateTime

Date of last update

done

Boolean

True if bug is fixed, else otherwise

archived

Boolean

The bug is archived or not

unarchived

Boolean

Has the bug bin unarchived and can be archived again

fixed_versions

List of Strings

Version Numbers, can be empty even if the bug is fixed

found_versions

List of Strings

Version Numbers

forwarded

String

some URL, sometimes an email address

blocks

List of Integers [*]

Bugreports this bug blocks

blockedby

List of Integers [*]

Bugreports this bug is blocked by

pending

String

Either 'pending' or 'done'

msgid

String

Message ID of the bugreport

owner

String

default: empty, otherwise: who is responsible for fixing

location

String

Always 'db-h' or 'archive'

affects

List of Strings

Packagenames, see 'affects'-field in control-BTS manual

summary

String

Arbitrary text

Don't use the ones below

keywords

List of Strings

Copy of 'tags'

fixed_date

DateTime

empty for now

found_date

DateTime

empty for now

id

Integer

Will vanish in future versions, use bug_num

found

Dict

Not fully implemented in debbugs, use found_versions for now

fixed

Dict

Not fully implemented in debbugs, use fixed_versions for now

Available methods for bugs.donarmstrong.com

http://bzr.donarmstrong.com/debbugs/source/Debbugs/SOAP.pm

Currently the same as the one in bugs.debian.org

Examples

Perl

use warnings;
use strict;

use Data::Dumper;
use SOAP::Lite;

my $soap = SOAP::Lite->uri('Debbugs/SOAP')->proxy('http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi');
print Dumper($soap->get_bugs(package=>'debbugs')->result());
print Dumper($soap->get_status(400000)->result());
print Dumper($soap->get_status(400000)->result());
# et al.

# get all the bugs tagged with a certain usertag for a package
use SOAP::Lite;
use Data::Dumper;

my $c = new SOAP::Lite->uri('/Debbugs/SOAP')->proxy('http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi');
my $usertags = $c->get_usertag('debian-qa@lists.debian.org')->result();
my $bugs =  $c->get_bugs(usertags=>$usertags,tag=>'qa-ftbfs-20070708',package=>'tilp')->result();
print Dumper($bugs);

# get all bugs for a given usertag and then select the bug for a
# certain package. Same as above probably a bit faster at times.
# $inf will contain all information about the bug such as
# subject, tags, severity ...
use SOAP::Lite;
use Data::Dumper;
my $c = new SOAP::Lite->uri('/Debbugs/SOAP')->proxy('http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi');
my $bugs = $c->get_usertag('debian-qa@lists.debian.org','qa-ftbfs-20070708')->result;
my $bug = $c->get_bugs('bugs', $bugs->{'qa-ftbfs-20070708'}, 'package', 'tilp')->result;


my $inf = $c->get_status($bug)->result;
print Dumper($inf);

The following example was provided by DavidMorenoGarza:

# [...] snip [...]

my $soap = SOAP::Lite->uri('Debbugs/SOAP')->proxy('http://bugs.donarmstrong.com/cgi-bin/soap.cgi');

my $latest_bug = $soap->newest_bugs(1)->result();

print "Latest bug: $latest_bug->[0]\n";

if($cache > $latest_bug->[0]) {
  print "No news.\n";
  $_[KERNEL]->delay(soap_check => $delay);
  return;
}

my $rc_bugs = $soap->get_bugs(
  bugs => [$cache..$latest_bug->[0]],
  severity => [qw(serious grave critical)]
)->result();

foreach my $bug(sort @$rc_bugs) {
  my $text = "#$bug: ";
  my $info = $soap->get_status($bug)->result->{$bug};
  $text .= $info->{subject};
  $text .= " - package: $info->{package}";
  $text .= " - severity: $info->{severity}";
  $text .= " - tags: $info->{tags}" if $info->{tags};
  $text .= " - date: ".scalar(gmtime($info->{date}));
  $text .= " - submitter: $info->{originator}";
  $text .= " - http://bugs.debian.org/$bug";
  $irc->yield(notice => $channel, $text);
}

Python

There is no SOAPpy module for python3

   1 #!/usr/bin/python
   2 
   3 import SOAPpy
   4 
   5 url = 'http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi'
   6 namespace = 'Debbugs/SOAP'
   7 server = SOAPpy.SOAPProxy(url, namespace)
   8 
   9 if __name__ == "__main__":
  10     # Demonstration
  11 
  12     # some debug output
  13     server.config.dumpSOAPOut = 1
  14     server.config.dumpSOAPIn = 1
  15 
  16     # All bugs from one package (returns a list of bugnumbers)
  17     print server.get_bugs("package", "gtk-qt-engine")
  18 
  19     # All bugs of a maintainer
  20     print server.get_bugs("maint", "debian-qa@lists.debian.org")
  21 
  22     # returns the status of those bugs
  23     print server.get_status(409909, 419920, 421581, 417044, 397993)
  24 
  25     # get_status and get_bugs combined:
  26     print server.get_status(server.get_bugs("package", "gtk-qt-engine"))
  27 
  28     # returns the full log for the given bug number
  29     print server.get_bug_log(202526)
  30 
  31     # retrieves the newest 20 bugs
  32     print server.newest_bugs(20)
  33 
  34     # returns bugs tagged by the given email
  35     print server.get_usertag("debian-qa@lists.debian.org")
  36 
  37     # returns bugs tagged by the given email, with the given tag
  38     print server.get_usertag("debian-qa@lists.debian.org", "qa-ftbfs-20070708")

Ruby

require 'soap/rpc/driver'

host = "bugs.debian.org"
port = 80
server="http://#{host}:#{port}/cgi-bin/soap.cgi"
ns = 'Debbugs/SOAP/'
drv = SOAP::RPC::Driver.new(server, ns)
drv.wiredump_dev = STDOUT if $DEBUG
drv.add_method('get_status','bugnumber')
drv.add_method('get_bugs','keyparam')

p drv.get_status(drv.get_bugs(['package', 'pbuilder', 'severity', 'wishlist']))

PHP

<?php

$bugnumber=702669;

$client = new SoapClient(NULL,
        array('location'     => "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi",
        'uri'     => "Debbugs/SOAP",
        'proxy_host'  => "http://bugs.debian.org"));
$response = $client->__soapCall("get_status", array('bug'=>$bugnumber));
$obj = $response[$bugnumber];

?>
<table border=1>
    <tr>
        <td>Originator
        </td>
        <td><?php echo $obj->originator?></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
      <td>Found in</td>
      <td><?php echo implode(" ",$obj->found_versions); ?></td>
    </tr>
</table>

Use var_dump to get the full list of variables available:

var_dump($obj);

To get details of all bugs with a specific usertag (in this case, crossbuilt):

<?php
$tag = 'crossbuilt';
$email='codehelp@debian.org';
$client = new SoapClient(NULL,
        array('location'     => "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi",
        'uri'     => "Debbugs/SOAP",
        'proxy_host'  => "http://bugs.debian.org"));
$response = $client->__soapCall("get_usertag", array('email'=>$email,'tag'=>$tag));
$obj_list = ($response->$tag);
while ($obj_list)
{
$bugnumber = array_pop($obj_list);
try
{
        $bugresponse = $client->__soapCall("get_status", array('bug'=>$bugnumber));
}
catch (Exception $e)
{
        print "Unable to get status for bug #";
        print "<a href=\"http://bugs.debian.org/$bugnumber\">$bugnumber</a><br/>\n";
        continue;
}
$bugobj = $bugresponse[$bugnumber];
echo "<pre>";
echo "Number: $bugnumber\n";
echo "Subject: $bugobj->subject\n";
echo "Package: $bugobj->package\n";
echo "Originator: $bugobj->originator\n";
$bugdate = date("c", $bugobj->date);
echo "Date: $bugdate\n";
$modified = date("c", $bugobj->log_modified);
echo "Modified: $modified\n";
if ($bugobj->done) { echo "Done: $bugobj->done\n"; }
if ($bugobj->fixed) { echo "Done: $bugobj->fixed\n"; }
$found = implode(" ",$bugobj->found_versions);
echo "Found in: $found\n";
if ($bugobj->fixed_versions)
{
        $fixed_ver = implode (" ", $bugobj->fixed_versions);
        echo "Fixed in: $fixed_ver\n";
}
if ($bugobj->mergedwith)
{
        $merged = implode (" ", $bugobj->mergedwith);
        echo "Merged with: $merged\n";
}
echo "</pre>";
}
?>

To pass more than one parameter you have to use an array without keys. Example:

<?php
$client = new SoapClient(NULL,
        array('location'     => "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi",
        'uri'     => "Debbugs/SOAP",
        'proxy_host'  => "http://bugs.debian.org"));

$response = $client->__soapCall("get_versions", array('package','iceweasel','dist','stable','arch','amd64'));
var_dump($response);
$response = $client->__soapCall("get_versions", array('package','iceweasel','dist','unstable','arch','amd64'));
var_dump($response);
?>

In the case of passing more than one parameter to get_status you have to wrap this array inside other. Example:

<?php

$bugnumber=702669;

$client = new SoapClient(NULL,
        array('location'     => "http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/soap.cgi",
        'uri'     => "Debbugs/SOAP",
        'proxy_host'  => "http://bugs.debian.org"));

$response = $client->__soapCall("get_status", array(array('bug',$bugnumber,'dist','stable')));
$obj = $response[$bugnumber];

var_dump($obj);
?>

FAQ

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