bad remote bug URL cause OOPSes in Mantis.initializeRemoteBugDB()

Bug #570263 reported by Abel Deuring on 2010-04-26
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Bug Description

The remote bug URL (]) specified here: contains a typo (the trailing ']') and leads to an OOPS in Mantis.initializeRemoteBugDB(), thus preventing the update of other bug watches from this tracker.

We should simply label such a bug watch as "invaild".

Since we rely on user input for bug watch URLs, we should even perhaps "expect" such mistakes and try to access the remote bug when a bug watch is created or changed. This would also allow us to show the user a confirmation page like "This is the remote bug: title: .... Severity: ...., Status: ..... Is this the remote bug you want to link? (yes/no)"

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-12-27
Changed in launchpad:
importance: Undecided → Low
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