Poor error messages from the smart server

Bug #634149 reported by Matt Zimmerman on 2010-09-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Tim Penhey

Bug Description

perseus:[~/src/apport] bzr branch lp:ubuntu/apport ubuntu
bzr: ERROR: Server sent an unexpected error: ('error', '<Fault -1: "Unexpected Zope exception: CannotHaveLinkedBranch: <Distribution \'Ubuntu\' (ubuntu)> cannot have linked branches.">')

<wgrant> It's at least only broken for branches that don't exist.
 So it's just the error message that sucks.
<deryck> right. So it's a bad error.
 the branch just doesn't exist.
<wgrant> And the new code to automatically create them goes a bit wrong in the source package case.
<rockstar> mdz, launchpad-code would be good. I'm sure we can re-target if it's not our problem.
<deryck> rockstar, is there a bug for the error? And should he do something to get the branch created?
<rockstar> deryck, unfortunately, I don't know much about source package branches, so I'll have to dig in the code a bit.
<rockstar> mdz, yes, please file a bug.

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Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

The main problem here is a bad error message.

The underlying problem is that there are no official source package branches for apport. Since there are no official links, the short lp:ubuntu/apport name does not work.

The change in the last release effectively pushed the checking into a different layer, and that layer is not checking things nicely as it had expected a previous layer to do that, and now it isn't.

Changed in launchpad-code:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
summary: - CannotHaveLinkedBranch: <Distribution \'Ubuntu\' (ubuntu)> cannot have
- linked branches.">
+ Poor error messages from the smart server
tags: added: codehosting-ssh
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2010-10-12
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: Triaged → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Tim Penhey (thumper)
Changed in launchpad-code:
milestone: none → 10.10
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Aaron Bentley (abentley) on 2010-10-13
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-10-14
Changed in launchpad-code:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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