Error handling

All methods from proxy classes return Munch with data only when the API call succeeds. Otherwise, an exception is raised.

This example code tries to cancel a build. Such thing is possible only when the build is not already finished.

from copr.v3 import Client
client = Client.create_from_config_file()

    build = client.build_proxy.cancel(123)
    print("Build {} is {}".format(, build.state))
except CoprRequestException as ex:

In case that the build can be canceled, we get this output.

Build 123 is canceled

Otherwise, an exception is raised and handled.

Cannot cancel build 123


Sometimes it is useful to dig deeper and examine the failure. Exceptions contain a result attribute returning a Munch with additional information.

except CoprRequestException as ex:
Cannot cancel build 123
Munch({'__response__': <Response [500]>, 'error': u'Cannot cancel build 123'})

The stored response is a standard requests.Reponse so every possible detail like status code or headers can be examined.

except CoprRequestException as ex:
<class 'requests.models.Response'>
<Response [500]>
{'Date': 'Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:40:48 GMT', 'Content-Length': '42', 'Content-Type': 'application/json', 'Server': 'Werkzeug/0.12.2 Python/3.6.4'}

Status codes

An apropriate status codes are used for specific situations.

Status code Reason
200 Successful request
401 Unauthorized request when login is required
403 Insufficient permissions, e.g. modifying a project of someone else
404 API endpoint or requested object was not found
500 General frontend error

Exception hierarchy