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Bug 472346 - Bump up API version and make the versioning independent on web.version
Summary: Bump up API version and make the versioning independent on web.version
Alias: None
Product: Spacewalk
Classification: Community
Component: API
Version: 0.4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Miroslav Suchý
QA Contact: Red Hat Satellite QA List
Depends On:
Blocks: space04
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-11-20 10:20 UTC by Miroslav Suchý
Modified: 2009-01-22 16:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-22 16:30:43 UTC

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Description Miroslav Suchý 2008-11-20 10:20:22 UTC
Description of problem:
>> According the code the the returned version is content of web.version
>> >> /etc/rhn/default/rhn_web.conf
>> >> I see as best option to create new config option web.apiversion which we
>> >> bump up independently on spacewalk version. And ideally return it back to
>> >> 5.2 at least and act as API version 0.x  never exist.
>> >> Yes maybe we can bump it to 100 or 10 to clearly state that it has nothing
>> >> to do with spacewalk versioning.
>> >>
> >
> > +1

I'm ok with this, seems like using the web_version has caused some problems with
some scripts.

So to summarize what should happen,

1) add web.apiversion to /etc/rhn/default/rhn_web.conf
2) set the initial value to be 5.2
3) change api.get_version() to to return the value of web.apiversion.
At current it returns web.version + " Java"
4) api.get_system_version() should continue to return the value of web.version.
5) if you are relying on the value of api.get_system_version() please
switch the appropriate api.get_version() method.

Mirek, feel free to make the above changes as part of your proxy changes.


Comment 1 Miroslav Suchý 2008-11-20 11:08:39 UTC
Commited as 4d7d115fbec1410251baae92ea51714c08f4d721.
Tagged and built:

Comment 2 Jan Pazdziora 2009-01-15 10:10:00 UTC
# grep version /etc/rhn/default/rhn_web.conf
# the version of this RHN install as a whole
web.version = 0.4
# the version of API
web.apiversion = 10.0

# perl
Gimme password for [admin] on []: <password>
$VAR1 = [
$VAR1 = [
# cat 

use strict;
use warnings FATAL => 'all';

use Frontier::Client ();
use Data::Dumper;

my $idle_time;
my ($host, $username) = ( '<hostname>', 'admin' );
$| = 1;
print "Gimme password for [$username] on [$host]: ";
my $passwd = <STDIN>;
chomp $passwd;

my $client = new Frontier::Client(url => "http://$host/rpc/api");
my $session = $client->call('auth.login', $username, $passwd)
	or die "Failed to login to [$host]\n";

my @data = $client->call('api.get-version');
print Dumper \@data;

@data = $client->call('api.system-version');
print Dumper \@data;


I had to add RewriteRule ^/rpc/api /rhn/rpc/api [P] to /etc/httpd/conf.d/zz-spacewalk-server.conf for the API calls to work but once it works, it does what this bugzilla wanted it to do.

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