P4DTI issue job000991

TitleBugzilla patch breaks editparams on Bugzilla 2.18rc2
Assigned userNick Barnes
DescriptionApplying the P4DTI Bugzilla patch breaks the Bugzilla user interface (for Bugzilla versions from 2.17.7 onwards) until the next time the checksetup.pl Bugzilla script is run. In particular, the editparams.cgi script is broken, and generates the message "No value for param p4dti (try running checksetup.pl again) at Bugzilla/Config.pm line 161.". Running the checksetup.pl script again fixes the problem.
AnalysisReported by Gerry Thompson at Perforce. [1]
The editparams script now requires there to be a current value for every parameter, so adding a new parameter in defparams.pl breaks it. The AG should instruct to run checksetup.pl again. I have also created Bugzilla bug 255537 [2], which was RESOLVED/WONTFIX by the Bugzilla project leader: "That was done on purpose because usually when a param that didn't previously exist magically shows up, it means a patch has been applied, and usually patches need to have setup done (which checksetup.pl does)." So our only option is to update the AG to advise running checksetup.pl.
How foundcustomer
Evidence[1] <http://info.ravenbrook.com/mail/2004/08/10/16-08-40/0.txt>
[2] <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=255537>
Observed in2.2.0
Introduced in2.2.0
Created byNick Barnes
Created on2004-08-13 17:26:07
Last modified byNick Barnes
Last modified on2004-10-04 17:09:14
History2004-08-13 NB Created.


Change Effect Date User Description
120417 closed 2004-10-04 17:09:05 Nick Barnes Add checksetup step to Bugzilla installation instructions.