Adding attachment

How to attach files to jira issues using JIRA::REST module in perl?

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you might want to check out this perl REST client. It has a method to attach file to JIRA:

I have the same question with JIRA::REST.

With curl the following works:

curl -D- -u admin:admin -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -F "file=@c:\test.txt" http://localhost:2990/jira/rest/api/2/issue/Test-27/attachments

I tried Perl with this:

use warnings;
use Data::Dumper;

# Create REST client URL, userID, Password
my $jira = JIRA::REST->new('http://localhost:2990/jira', 'admin', 'admin');
my $key = "TEST-27";
# Read access to issue works
my $workIssue = $jira->GET("/issue/$key");

# add attachment fails
my $filename = "\@c:\\Test.txt";
print "$filename \n";
my $localIssue = eval {$jira->POST("/issue/$key/attachments", undef, {
    "file" => $filename,
    "Content" => "multipart/form-data",  
    "X-Atlassian-Token" => "nocheck",
if ($@) {
    print "ERROR: @  $@ \n";

The result is always: ERROR: 415 - Unsupported Media Type

I tried several "permutations" of

- naming the file,

- placing the filename or content definition in the data part or in the header part of the POST term

- with or without the "Content" definition

and so on. I never succeeded.

Did someone succeed to add an attachment using JIRA::REST?

P.S: I have seen the recommendation for another Perl REST client, but still would like to know if there is a solution with JIRA::REST?

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