Crate bodhi

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This crate provides an opinionated, idiomatic, and async-aware Rust wrapper around the REST API that is provided by the bodhi web service.

It includes built-in support for both instances operated by the Fedora Project (production and staging), but also allows specifying custom base URLs for API calls for custom deployments or for testing purposes.

Almost all public items in this crate are re-exported in the crate’s root namespace for convenience, but documentation for public items from submodules is linked from the module where they are defined. Documentation for all public modules is available below.

§Quick Tutorial

Using this crate for making asynchronous API calls is straightforward:

  1. initialize a BodhiClient instance:
use bodhi::{BodhiClient, BodhiClientBuilder};

// initialize a service for interacting with the production instance of bodhi
let bodhi: BodhiClient = BodhiClientBuilder::default().build().await.unwrap();
  1. create a request, like a PackageQuery for packages named “rust”:
use bodhi::PackageQuery;

// create a query for packages named "rust"
let package_query = PackageQuery::new().name("rust");
  1. pass the request to the service:
// pass the query to bodhi, wait for the result, and don't do any error handling
let packages: Vec<Package> = bodhi.paginated_request(&package_query).await.unwrap();

§Building Requests

Documentation for all API calls that are available from this crate is inside the query, create, and edit modules.

All request instances can be constructed by following the builder pattern:

  • ::new() associated methods take mandatory arguments (if any)
  • .foo() methods take optional arguments (if any)

For example, a ReleaseQuery has no mandatory parameters, but can be modified to exclude archived releases from the query results:

use bodhi::ReleaseQuery;

let query = ReleaseQuery::new().exclude_archived(true);

On the other hand, UpdateCreator requests are already useful with only their mandatory arguments, as the optional arguments all have sane default values enforced by the server:

use bodhi::UpdateCreator;
let creator =
    UpdateCreator::from_builds(&["rust-bodhi-1.1.1-2.fc36"], "Update for bodhi-rs 1.1.1.");

§Making Requests

All single-page requests implement the private SingleRequest trait, and all requests that result in multi-page / paginated results implement the private PaginatedRequest trait. So, any query that results in a single request must be passed to BodhiClient::request, and any query that results in multiple requests must be passed to BodhiClient::paginated_request. Internally, paginated requests are handled as a stream of SingleRequest instances, one for each page of results.

let release_query = ReleaseQuery::new().exclude_archived(true);
let update_creator = UpdateCreator::from_builds(&["rust-bodhi-1.1.1-2.fc36"], "Update for bodhi-rs 1.1.1.");

let releases: Vec<Release> = bodhi.paginated_request(&release_query).await.unwrap();
let new_update: NewUpdate = bodhi.request(&update_creator).await.unwrap();

§Changing default session parameters

It is possible to customize some of the default behaviour of a BodhiClient by calling methods on the BodhiClientBuilder, using the builder pattern. The following parameters can be modified:

  • request timeout duration (default: 60 seconds)
  • retry count for failed requests (default: 3)
  • User-Agent header in HTTP requests (default: bodhi-rs v$(CARGO_PKG_VERSION))
  • username and password for authenticated requests (default: unauthenticated)
use bodhi::BodhiClientBuilder;

let bodhi = BodhiClientBuilder::staging()
    .user_agent("the bodhi-rs documentation tests say hello")
    .authentication("janedoe", "CorrectHorseBatteryStaple")



  • release notes for all versions of this crate
  • bodhi API client implementation
  • wrappers for API calls that create new things
  • data type definitions for (de)serializing bodhi server requests and responses
  • wrappers for API calls that edit existing things
  • custom error types and conversion methods
  • wrappers for API calls that run queries