pnemade / pagure-importer

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CLI tool for importing issues etc. from different sources like github to pagure


  • Install it using pip . pip install pagure_importer

How to run

  1. Clone the issue tracker for issues from pagure. Use: pgimport clone ssh://
  2. Activate the pagure tickets hook from project settings.
  3. Execute pgimport. See Usage section
  4. Just answer what is asked. Check below instructions for particular source
  5. The script will make commits in your cloned repo: push the changes back to pagure. Use : pgimport push foobar.git

Run from git

  • Install the dependencies:

    sudo dnf install python-github python-pygit2 python-fedora python-click

  • Run the application

    PYTHONPATH=. python pagure_importer/


$ pgimport --help
Usage: pgimport [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  --help  Show this message and exit.


The clone command can be used to clone the pagure ticket repository:

$ pgimport clone ssh://

The fedorahosted command can be used to import issues from a fedorahosted project to pagure

$ pgimport fedorahosted --help
    Usage: pgimport fedorahosted [OPTIONS] PROJECT_URL

    --tags  Import pagure tags:
    --help  Show this message and exit.

$ pgimport fedorahosted

The github command can be used to import issues from a github project to pagure

$ pgimport github

The push command can be used to push a clone pagure ticket repo back to pagure.

$ pgimport push foobar.git

Tools used:

  1. PyGithub - a python library for github api.
  2. click - Python package for creating beautiful command line interfaces
  3. python-fedora - A collection of python code that allows programs to talk to Fedora Services
  4. pygit2 - A Python bindings to the libgit2 to interact with git from python.

How it works: Github Issues

  1. For github issues, there is a bit of pre-processing so, the process is not very user friendly. The reason behind the pre-processing is that: github doesn't give away the email ids of issue commentors unless the commentor is you (if you are logged in) or if the commentor is the issue reporter himself. So, to overcome this problem, we will be taking email ids from their commits, if they have contributed to the project but if they haven't, : start panicking and read below.

  2. We will have to run the script two times. The first time, it will generate a json file containing all the issue commentors with their details, if the emails are found, no edit for that particular commentor is required. Otherwise, you will have to manually fill the emails. Fullnames not required.

  3. After running the program and answering the 'source' and 'items', you will be asked a question on whether you want to generate a json file for contributors and issue commentors. If you are running the script for github for the first time, the answer is 'y'.

  4. The above step will create 3 different files: contributors.json issue_commentors.json and assembled_commentors.csv. The last file is where all the edit has to go. All the missing entries in the assembled commentors file has to be filled for the running of the script.

  5. Run the script again, filling the same details but answer 'n' when asked for whether you want to create the json files. In this step, your local issues git repo gets updated with all the issues from github issue tracker.

  6. Now push the local git repo changes to the remote repo on pagure. It will update the db and if the user is not found, it will create them from the details given.