gnatsparse doesn't work with newer schemas




Bug Import/Export & Moving
9 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Craig Spannring, Unassigned)





9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: 3.2

gnatsparse was written for an ancient database schema.  It 
no longer works with the newer schemas.

The ability to migrate existing from bug tracking database 
plays a major role in deciding whether or not to migrate 
to a new bug tracking system.  For this reason, I believe 
the inability to convert gnats data is a major impediment 
to adopting bugzilla.

If this feature is not important enough to fix then gnatsparse
should be removed.  As it is now, the apparent existence 
of a gnats migration tool serves only to confuse people.

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

9 years ago
As gnatsparse is in the contrib folder, it does not have an active maintainer. Bugzilla does support importing via XML which is the preferred method for bug transfer as it is more universal. 

I am not familiar with gnats. Does it have an XML export capability? If so, I am in favor of removing the gnatsparse script if it is no longer useful.

Comment 2

9 years ago
CC'ing Daniel, who is the author of gnatsparse.
Severity: major → normal
Version: unspecified → 3.2

Comment 3

9 years ago
gnats doesn't have any sort of XML export capability.

As it stands right now, bugzilla doesn't work for people 
wanting to switch from gnats to a more modern system. 
It is certainly up to the developers to decide if 
gnats import should be maintained, but if it isn't 
maintained, then you should save people some headaches 
and remove gnatsparse and gnats2bz from the distribution.

Comment 4

9 years ago
Daniel, can you confirm this bug? Any plan to fix it?

Comment 5

9 years ago
It's certainly true (i can't change the bug status).
I have no plans to fix it though.

Comment 6

9 years ago
Though to be ohnest, i don't see why it would be a good idea to remove it.
It's not difficult to update it, and removing them will just encourage people to rewrite the things from scratch, which makes no sense

Comment 7

9 years ago
WONTFIX in favor of bug 519584, where I'm in fact working on a GNATS migrator
as the first migrator.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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