bugzilla.redhat.com mirroring activity

Asked by Florian Weimer on 2017-10-30

A couple of times per day, I receive Launchpad notifications due to mirroring update from bugzilla.redhat.com (specifically, the Fedora “product”, as Bugzilla calls it). This concerns bugs which have not had any activity in ages. An example is this bug:


There, data from


was apparently mirrored on 2017-10-17.

To me, this does not make much sense. Is there any explanation for this activity?

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

A bit over six years ago, imports from bugzilla.redhat.com were temporarily disabled due to a problem with the XML-RPC endpoint we use on their end. I wasn't around then, but I'm told that this problem persisted for a few years; we then didn't notice when it was fixed and omitted to turn it back on.

We had this drawn to our attention in bug 1678486 by a user who wanted to be able to make use of the imports from bugzilla.redhat.com. When time permitted, I tested it, confirmed that it basically worked again now, fixed a few minor problems associated with it, and re-enabled imports.

This has indeed led to some years-old data being imported over a period of days as the importer caught up. The logs suggest that it's dealt with most of the backlog now and should be able to keep current. Apologies for the confusion, but I think it was best to let it catch up rather than leaving a permanent gap.

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