For litmus, the testcase management system, to share user data with bugzilla, I need to add one col into profiles to track the litmus privs. This is just a raw text field, not more than 10 chars. The field would be empty if litmus wasn't installed and would get filled in with litmus. If I didn't add this field into bugzilla, I would have to have seperate user information for litmus which would cause a whole set of problems when a user changes their bugzilla password and litmus doesn't change. Patch to come soon
I disagree. Litmus needs its own table if it wants to do this, and then you do SELECT * from litmus_priv where user_id=$x mysql even allows cross db queries, so you could do this with a single join if you don't have the userid directly. (postgres doesn't, although I thknk there are plans to allow that for 7.3)
Why does litmus need its own table? I am trying to allow litmus to support as many db engines as possible, so I would like to avoid cross-db- queries. One simple col in bugzilla is all I need and I would rather not have the litmus checksetup.pl script create it as that would likely cause problems later down the line when changes happen in bugzilla.
Cross DB queries might be too much but I am leaning towards a separate table.
Why do you think we should do a seperate table? I was trying to make this simple and be easy for people to accept. litmus will not need to store any more profile data and if it does we can roll it into a seperate table as needed.
Is litmus going to use a separate database? I just think that product specific columns in bugzilla are the wrong way to go Not to mention that a text field will cause problems, and that that doesn't let people be in multiple groups anyway.
If litmus needs an additional column in the bugzilla profiles table, then litmus's install routines can add that column to it during checksetup or equivalent. alter table profiles add column litmus_privs blah blah type definition; If you prefix the column name with "litmus_" I don't forsee this interfering with Bugzilla at all. (unless we wind up with 16 indexes, but I doubt if that will happen)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: Bugzilla 2.16 → ---
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