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Bugzilla's JSON-RPC service doesn't return all details of products in 4.0; in 4.2 this is extended to include, for instance, the set of components you can file against, which is needed for clients to file bugs with.

Would be nice to have. :)

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement


TitleReferenceAuthorSource BranchDest Branch
Remove unused "Ponder" application from default settingsrepos/phabricator/deployment!31aklapperT351584removePonderwmf/stable
Customize query in GitLab

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:04 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz33158.

We are still on 4.0.6 but latest old stable and have fixed the recent XSS in May.

Not quite 4.2 yet i know, but Debian dropped the package meanwhile:

.. but hexmode and Faidon are on this, yay:)

so please stand by and it will be better than ever

Thehelpfulonewiki wrote:

Reset assignee per bug 37789

sumanah wrote:

Other good things about Bugzilla 4.2:


"improved custom search builder

the custom search builder on the advanced search tab has been improved; it’s now easier and quicker to construct queries."

well, better off to 4.2.2. the best so far.

sumanah wrote:

(In reply to comment #6)

Not quite 4.2 yet i know, but Debian dropped the package meanwhile:

.. but hexmode and Faidon are on this, yay:)

so please stand by and it will be better than ever

CC'ing Mark & Faidon. Thanks for volunteering to package Bugzilla for Debian! Is that stalled, progressing, other? :-)

Faidon isn't really working on it -- he is just reviewing my work. I don't have time to work on this during the week and haven't had time in the past couple of weekends. I'll try to get something done this w/e and update the ticket.

For the Bugzilla 4.2 series (tested on a 4.2.1 installation), "FILTER url_quote", which is deprecated/no longer exists, needs to be swapped to "FILTER uri" in the following files, as per

This is, of course, assuming that the files in SVN are the most up-to-date ones and actually used.
Without that simple change on those three files, Bugzilla will die with an "internal error" and an error message similar to this:

Template->process() failed twice.
First error: undef error - url_quote: filter not found
Second error: undef error - url_quote: filter not found

...and 4.4 will provide a better way to receive bugmail for any changes in a specific component by disclosing the default CC list of a component on describecomponents.cgi:
If each component had an account like "" in its default CC list, people can add such accounts to their "User Watching" list on /userprefs.cgi?tab=email.
This is my usual workaround as long as and are not fixed.

Now who could I bribe with a few drinks to upgrade WMF BZ? ;)

Ignore my last comment.

(In reply to comment #13)

This is my usual workaround

Just realized that provides an extension for exactly this functionality, as described in bug 37105. Sigh.

4.2 release notes (incl. dependency version bumps and comments with regard to customization and extensions):

Our customizations (no idea if this is really up-to-date):

No official 4.2 Bugzilla packages are available for Ubuntu Precise, only from an untrusted archive:

Note to myself: While upgrading (bugmail disabled):

Meanwhile we run Bugzilla version 4.2.4 :)