Issue 693 in gdata-python-client: Can't access contact information anymore

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New issue 693 by jpsch...@gmail.com: Can't access contact information
anymore
http://code.google.com/p/gdata-python-client/issues/detail?id=693

As of 4/1/2014 I'm no longer able to get contacts via the python gdata
library.

I'm using version 2.0.18 of the python gdata library distributed with
Ubuntu. Here is my script:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import gdata.contacts.service

gd_client = gdata.contacts.service.ContactsService()
gd_client.ClientLogin('user', 'password')

query = gdata.contacts.service.ContactsQuery()
query.max_results = 1000 # change for max contacts returned

feed = gd_client.GetContactsFeed(query.ToUri())
print feed

Here is the error that I get:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/jpschewe/bin/export-gcontact.py", line 11, in <module>
feed = gd_client.GetContactsFeed(query.ToUri())
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gdata/contacts/service.py", line
104, in GetContactsFeed
return self.Get(uri, converter=gdata.contacts.ContactsFeedFromString)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gdata/service.py", line 1107, in
Get
'reason': server_response.reason, 'body': result_body}
gdata.service.RequestError: {'status':
301, 'body': '<HTML>\n<HEAD>\n<TITLE>Moved
Permanently</TITLE>\n</HEAD>\n<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"
TEXT="#000000">\n<H1>Moved Permanently</H1>\nThe document has moved <A
HREF="https://www.google.com/m8/feeds/contacts/default/full?max-results=1000">here</A>.\n</BODY>\n</HTML>\n', 'reason': 'Moved
Permanently'}
ERROR: Error getting contacts

Trying to visit the URL in my web browser gives a 404.


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Comment #1 on issue 693 by ericmayc...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
information anymore
http://code.google.com/p/gdata-python-client/issues/detail?id=693

I am having this issue as well. From the Google Data Contacts API webpage:

Important: As of March 31, 2014, in order to increase security, the
Contacts API began redirecting HTTP GET requests to HTTPS, and rejecting
POST, PUT, and DELETE requests made with HTTP. If your application uses the
HTTP protocol, please switch to HTTPS. More information.

Anyway to tell the gdata python client to use https?

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Comment #2 on issue 693 by ad...@rentahomeidaho.com: Can't access contact
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I have discovered a work around for the issue. If you edit line 1088 of

gdata-2.0.18/src/gdata/services.py

from

elif server_response.status == 302:

to

elif server_response.status == 302 or server_response.status == 301:

and then reinstall with

python setup.py install

It will allow the redirect to be followed and for your script to complete.

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Comment #3 on issue 693 by ericmayc...@gmail.com: Can't access contact

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Comment #4 on issue 693 by jpsch...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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Thank you for that patch. That works nicely even without reinstall. One can
edit the file in place.

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Comment #5 on issue 693 by jzapa...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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Same issue, thanks.

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Comment #6 on issue 693 by sergio.m...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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Same issue here.

All working fine again with the solution proposed by Eric.

Thank you very much.

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Comment #7 on issue 693 by lya...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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Small note. Release 2.0.18 doesn't seem to be tagged in Mercurial.

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Comment #8 on issue 693 by nic...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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I've been hit by this problem too.

Applying this patch (a tidier version of the above fix) fixes it. Could
this be applied please? Contacts is unusable without it.

See attached.





Attachments:
gdata-contacts-fix.patch 497 bytes

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Comment #9 on issue 693 by afs...@google.com: Can't access contact
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Isn't it a better patch to just use the https URL?

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Comment #10 on issue 693 by nic...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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Yes the https URL would be a better fix. I'd be happy to test a patch if
you have one.

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Comment #11 on issue 693 by nic...@gmail.com: Can't access contact

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Comment #12 on issue 693 by ericmayc...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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I think I went down that road when I first encountered this problem, but
could not get the https URL to work correctly.

As stated, if you want to take a stab at it, that would be great . . . but
the proposed solution has been working flawlessly for me for the last
several months.

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Comment #13 on issue 693 by lya...@gmail.com: Can't access contact
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I thing I also tried the https path. As I recall it got troublesome with
HTTPS and the fact that Google redirects. It seems like A good solution
though, I would like to see a patch.
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