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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#8546 closed defect (duplicate)

bugzilla2trac.py: Attachments are copied incorrectly

Reported by: remke.rutgers@… Owned by: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: ticket system Version: none
Severity: normal Keywords: bugzilla2trac
Cc: remke.rutgers@… Branch:
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I am using bugzilla2trac.py to convert existing bugzilla data into Trac and it works quite nice. I did have an issue with attachments however. The software versions I am using are (and I cannot upgrade, because I am not the system administrator):

  • Python: 2.3.4
  • Bugzilla: 3.0.2
  • Mysql: 4.0.18
  • Trac: 0.10.4
  • bugzilla2trac.py: revision 8272
  • MySQL-python: 1.2.1_p2

In my bugzilla2trac.py I used: BZ_VERSION = 2233

The script works, but all attachments are corrupt. Instead of the original bytes, I see the array representation in the newly created attachments. A gif file starts for example:

array('c', 'GIF89aD\x02\xff\x00\xf7\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00+S\x0 …..

I am a complete Python newbie, but managed to get correct attachments by changing:

line 436	        filedata = StringIO.StringIO(a['thedata'])


filedata = StringIO.StringIO(a['thedata'].tostring())



is a character array and StringIO.StringIO uses str(buffer) to construct a file object.

By the way (don't know if it is relevant): the data column in my 'attach_data' bugzilla table is a LONGBLOB and the table itself is a MyISAM table.

My change to line 436 works, but I don't understand why it is necessary. Is it simply because I am using old versions of Python or Trac? Is it because I am using a newer version of Mysql or a newer version of Bugzilla than anticipated?

Personally, I can manage with my local change as a workaround, but I would like somebody who really understands how things are working to judge if my change should be applied as a patch (or not).

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comment:1 by anonymous, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven to anonymous
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by anonymous, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:3 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

comment:4 by Remy Blank, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from anonymous to Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
Status: reopenednew

comment:5 by remke.rutgers@…, 11 years ago

I think the issue I posted here is exactly the same as #6792.

comment:6 by Christian Boos, 11 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

So, it's a duplicate…

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