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Latest commit 46b4066 Nov 6, 2016 @williamh Add --interactive command line switch for username and password prompts
This switch allows you to decide whether or not  to be prompted for a
username and password if no credentials are configured for the bugzilla
you are using.

The default setting is not to prompt, which will mean that pybugz will
access bugzilla in read-only mode if no credentials are configured.


PyBugz - Python Bugzilla Interface

Bugzilla has a very inefficient user interface, so I've written a
command line utility to interact with it. This is mainly done to help
me with closing bugs on Gentoo Bugzilla by grabbing patches, ebuilds
and so on.

Alastair Tse <>. Copyright (c) 2006 under GPL-2.


* Python 3.3 or later


* Searching bugzilla
* Listing details of a bug including comments and attachments
* Downloading/viewing attachments from bugzilla
* Posting bugs, comments, and making changes to an existing bug.
* Adding attachments to a bug.


PyBugz comes with a command line interface called "bugz". It's
operation is similar in style to cvs/svn where a subcommand is
required for operation. 

To explain how it works, I will use a typical workflow for Gentoo

1) Searching bugzilla for bugs I can fix, I'll run the command:

$ bugz search "version bump" --assigned-to

 * Using
 * Searching for "version bump"
 101968 liquidx              net-im/msnlib version bump
 125468 liquidx              version bump for dev-libs/g-wrap-1.9.6
 130608 liquidx              app-dicts/stardict version bump: 2.4.7

2) Narrow down on bug #101968, I can execute:

$ bugz get 101968

 * Using
 * Getting bug 130608 ..
Title       : app-dicts/stardict version bump: 2.4.7
Assignee    :
Reported    : 2006-04-20 07:36 PST
Updated     : 2006-05-29 23:18:12 PST
Status      : NEW
URL         :
Severity    : enhancement
Reporter    :
Priority    : P2
Comments    : 3
Attachments : 1

[ATTACH] [87844] [stardict 2.4.7 ebuild]

[Comment #1] : 2006-04-20 07:36 PST

3) Now this bug has an attachment submitted by the user, so I can
   easily pull that attachment in:

$ bugz attachment 87844

 * Using
 * Getting attachment 87844
 * Saving attachment: "stardict-2.4.7.ebuild"

4) If the ebuild is suitable, we can commit it using our normal
   repoman tools, and close the bug.

$ bugz modify 130608 --fixed -c "Thanks for the ebuild. Committed to

or if we find that the bug is invalid, we can close it by using:

$ bugz modify 130608 --invalid -c "Not reproducable"

Other options

bugz has an extensive help system for commands and options.

bugz --help gives help for the global options and subcommands, and
bugz <subcommand> --help gives help for that specific subcommand.

PyBugz Configuration

PyBugz supports a configuration system which defines defaults for
multiple Bugzilla installations and allows the system administrator and
individual users to override or add to these settings.

The supplied defaults are stored in /usr/share/pybugz.d/*.conf. The
system administrator can override or add to these defaults on a site-wide
basis by creating a directory /etc/pybugz.d and adding files with a
.conf extension to this directory. Individual users can override or add
to all of these settings by placing a file named .bugzrc in their home

For more information about this configuration system, see the
pybugz.d (5) man page.