Story #3209: As a user, I have Repository Versions
As a plugin writer, I have a tool that helps me write tasks that create Publications
Tasks that create new Publications have to write to pulpcore tables in transactions, mark the publication complete, and clean up the database if the task fails. All of this should be handled by a context manager that is a part of the plugin API.
Proposal: Wrapper for the Publication object in the plugin API¶
The pulpcore model for Publication will be removed from the plugin API, so the wrapper will be the only supported way for plugin writers to create new Publications, and must be performed only in celery tasks.
The Publication wrapper:
- can be used as a context manager that creates Publications.
- can be used to retrieve the latest Publication of a repository.
- Publications accept a RepositoryVersion facade/wrapper
- uses transactions to create a new publication and update related tables
- handles failure scenarios by cleaning up incomplete work
- can create new PublishedMetadata objects from files
- can create new PublishedArtifacts from content_artifacts
- Can only add Metadata and Artifacts if complete=False
- Can only add Metadata and Artifacts if run in a task
- has exclusive control of the Publication.complete flag
- Implements auto distribute. This means finding all Distributions by repository and publisher and setting the publication to the newly created on.
Create a new Publication. Plugin writers can use this object to create and write metadata, and can be used to create PublishedMetadata.
with Publication.create(repository_version) as publication: # If Publication requires new metadata, generate and write it. metadata_path = some_function_to_write_metadata(publication) # Safely and save PublishedMetadata object publication.add_metadata(metadata_path) # Safely create and save PublishedArtifact # relative_path defaults to artifact.relative_path, but some plugins may want to customize the location. # For example, the rpm plugin may want to put all artifacts under the packages/ path. publication.add_artifact(artifact, relative_path=some_path)
The wrapper object can also be used to access the Publication model layer, which replaces the use of plugin.models.Publication.objects.get() with:
latest_publication = Publication.latest(repository) # repository_version is a RepositoryVersion wrapper from #3285 some_publication = Publication.get(repository_version=repository_version)
Since the Publication accepts a RepositoryVersion facade (https://pulp.plan.io/issues/3285), it will need to use `RepositoryVersion._model`. `_model` is an protected method to prevent plugin use. Since we need the model here, we have to fudge the rules a little bit here to keep the Plugin API clean. Please include this in a comment.
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