[HEADS UP] -Wl,--as-needed is added in rawhide
by Igor Gnatenko
It's in redhat-rpm-config-118-1.fc30.
If it causes any problems for you - let me know. In the meantime, you can
use `%undefine _ld_as_needed` to disable it.
Thanks for attention!
11 months, 1 week
upgrading RH 9 system->Fedora with iso files and apt only
by Didier Casse
I have the yarrow's iso files on my HD in a RH9 system. Let's say I want
to upgrade selected packages using an "apt-get install" pointing to my
iso-mounted files, how do I do it?
i.e I mount the iso into some /mnt/yarrow1, /mnt/yarrow 2 etc..
Then what is the complete procedure to make my apt look into my own HD to
upgrade packages. Can anybody redirect me to the correct
resource or some literature hanging on the web? Thanks.
Assume also that I do not wish to burn CDs! I do not want to use
With kind regards,
Singapore Synchrotron Light Source (SSLS)
5 Research Link,
Email: slsbdfc at nus dot edu dot sg \or\
didierbe at sps dot nus dot edu dot sg
1 year, 4 months
by Michael J Gruber
I just git a "broken dependencies" notice for a package that I maintain.
The reason is that "pdftk" got retired just the other day.
I may have missed a corresponding post on fedora-devel, but I think a
heads up notice to maintainers of depending packages may be in order
before you retire a package, as a general idea.
You see, unretiring a package is so much more work than changing
As for pdftk: I see 2 failed builds for version 1.45 and none for the
current version 2.02 (which probably breaks the api anyways). What are
the plans? Retire pdftk completely? Start fresh with pdftk2?
pdflabs, the maker of pdftk, provide binary as well as source rpms for
pdftk 2.02, by the way. I might even look into packaging it but don't
want to duplicate any existing efforts.
1 year, 9 months
Upstream tip wanted: CI service for Big Endian acrhes
by Miro Hrončok
Recently I've reported some Big Endian related test failures to an
upstream project .
I was asked by an upstream project maintainer, whether I know some free
Continuous Integration services where they can easily run their
testsuite on Big Endian.
* Upstream uses Travis CI to test on x86_64 Linux (Ubuntu)
* Upstream uses AppVeyor to test on Microsoft Windows
* It's a pure Python project, noarch, but some changes need to be done
when loading/saving binary data (LE) with NumPy on BE system.
What I've considered:
* COPR (but there is no big endian arch)
* (Ab)using Koji (I guess that would be considered a bad practice?)
* using QUEMU on Travis CI 
Any better tips? Thanks
2 years, 2 months
Headsup: dbus 1.12.10-1.fc29 is missing systemd dbus.service file,
breaking almost everything
by Hans de Goede
Just a quick headsup for users following Fedora 29, the
dbus 1.12.10-1.fc29 build is missing the systemd dbus.service
file, breaking almost everything.
Instead it contains a dbus-daemon.service file, but the
dbus.socket file expects a matching dbus.service, not
So either hold of on applying updates until this is fixed
or exclude dbus.
2 years, 10 months
Use immutable CRAN URLs
by Iñaki Ucar
Currently, most of the R packages included in Fedora use the following
lines in the SPEC:
This URL format is not recommended by CRAN, but more importantly, the
Source0 format does not work anymore, as  noted, when a new version
is released. However, there is an immutable format available, as 
pointed out. So my proposal is to use always the following lines
which are both shorter and immutable, and I propose to add this to the
R packaging guidelines too.
If we agree on this, is there any easy way to request a system-wide
change like that to all existing packages?
3 years, 7 months