Good Morning Everyone,
Tomorrow we are planning on deploying a new version of pagure and
pagure-dist-git on production.
These changes come with two changes to the packager workflow:
* Anitya integration in dist-git
Something we lost when loosing pkgdb was the easy integration to anitya
(https://release-monitoring.org). With the coming changes we are getting them
On the left hand-side column, there will be a drop-down button allowing to
change the settings for anitya for the project.
Existing status will be migrated from the fedora-scm-requests repo on pagure to
use this drop-down.
Using the fedora-scm-requests repo for the anitya integration will no longer be
* Change in the de-orphaning process
Currently if a package is orphaned, one has to open a ticket against the releng
project to adopt it. With these changes, anyone will be able to adopt orphaned
projects (not retired on master) directly from dist-git's UI.
If the project is retired or has been orphaned for too long, a ticket on the
releng project will still be required though.
Both of these changes can already be reviewed in staging at:
Looking forward for your feedback!
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It's become clear that I haven't had the time I thought I'd have this past
year due to $life ...
These are in a bit of a broken state and right now I'd advise people that
need them to use upstream packages/containers.
I don't foresee sufficient time coming in the near future with family needs
in advance of hobbies like Fedora of course.
I'll give it a week or so for anyone to contact me who wants to pick them
up, otherwise I'll update pagure to assign them to "orphan"
a new version rpkg-1.58 and fedpkg-1.37 is released.
Currently, Fedora 30 packages are in the stable repository, feel free to
try other waiting distributions in Bodhi.
Numerous features and improvements (as well as bugfixes) includes:
- Improvements for scratch module builds
- Allow passing arguments to “mbs-manager build_module_locally”
- Remove the ability to parse a module’s branch
- Permit setting arbitrary rpm macros during build
- Ignore specific files in a cloned repository
- Pass specific arguments to “mock”
- Added “depth” argument to "git clone"
- Watch multiple module builds
- Show module build links in output from command module-build
- Add the ability to configure multiple regex expressions
- Add “retire” command supporting both packages and modules
- Import srpm without uploading sources
- Ignore any specified profile when finding the Flatpak build target
- Added update-docs script
- And other fixes and small improvements
- Ignore files in a cloned repository
- Enable shell completion for module scratch builds
- Show hint when Pagure token expires
- Include possible distprefix in “–define dist” for Forge-based packages
- Other small fixes
More specific changelog (web documentation):
rpkg is available from PyPI.
Thanks to all contributors.
A fonts packaging policy rewrite proposal has been pushed to FPC today:
It should be clearer, more opinionated, and take into account:
– updates of The OpenType standard
– variable fonts
– web fonts
– upstream depreciation of non OpenType formats: final stages of the
Harfbuzz consolidation decided at the 2006 Text Layout summit
– appstream & fonts
– weak dependencies
– and probably more I forget here
It is based on the new fonts-rpm-macros project for automation:
This project builds on tooling enhancements in redhat-rpm-config and rpm
itself, done during the past two years for the Forge and Go sets of
packaging macros. It started 2 years ago as a fork of fontpackages,
which is the core of our current fonts packaging guidelines.
It will require putting the fonts-srpm-macros package in the default
build root, like is done for other domain-specific packaging macro
– better documentation (clearer and more complete)
– better automation (less packager hassle for better and more complete
– tools and scripts
– fixing metadata with ttname
Mostly because no one seems willing to maintain those scripts, or port
ttname to python 3.
showcases the new policy on 62 real-world source packages, generating
139 installation packages. Some of those are badly delayed updates to
Fedora packages, others are brand-new packages ready for Fedora
inclusion. They include major font packages such as Stix, DejaVu, Droid,
Existing Fedora packages will continue to build, the old fontpackages
macros are grandfathered in fonts-rpm-macros for now. They will be
removed in a few years to give packagers time to apply the new
This seems to repeat every 6 months: rawhide mock is broken on stable
Fedora, people are scrambling to install the right gpg keys, dnf reports
Looking at https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/?packages=fedora-repos,
there is still no F30 package with the right keys.
Can we *please* send out the FN+1 and FN+2 keys a month before branching,
to *all* releases of Fedora, so we can avoid this pointless scramble?
Too many people (like also me) try to use samba-dc on fedora for deploy
a production AD DC controller, without know that MIT kerberos is
experimental and some useful things cannot work (es. win to win
An recent last example:
> On 01/11/2019 22:23, Vex Mage wrote:
> > The script is expecting dpkg however this is a Red Hat
> > derived distro (Fedora Server.)
> Where did you get the Samba packages from ?
> If they are the default OS packages, then you should stop using
> them, they use MIT kerberos and are experimental.
There is many approach for resolve this issue:
a) Stop use MIT kerberos and rebuild samba with Heimdal Kerberos.
b) Produce a samba alternative package version (like, for example,
firefox-x11) build it with Heimdal Kerberos (es samba-hk-*)
c) Stop enable DC on Fedora, like RH/Centos do.
d) Notify users at the end of the installation that Fedora Samba DC is
e) Solve the problems that make MIT kerberos experimental and put us in
a position to ask for help on the samba team.
f) ... some other proposal ?
What is the best approach chosen by Fedora ?
(inviato dal mio Linux Fedora 31 Workstation)
Il giorno gio 24 ott 2019 alle ore 19:28 Strahil <hunter86_bg(a)yahoo.com> ha
> Hi Sandro,All,
> Can I upgrade the tools on existing VM , or it requires a fresh one? Best
If you have oVirt windows guest tools already installed suggestion is to
uninstall it before installing this new installer.
> Best Regards,
> Strahil Nikolov
> On Oct 24, 2019 14:35, Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> as part of the work on oVirt 4.4, the team rewrote the VirtiIO Windows
> Drivers installer using the open source framework WiX.
> Thanks to the virtio-win maintainer, the new installer is not shipped
> anymore within oVirt Guest Tools ISO: it's shipped now directly into VirtIO
> Windows ISO
> Please give it a run on your testing environment / testing VMs and let us
> know about your experience at devel(a)ovirt.org.
> Sandro Bonazzola
> MANAGER, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, EMEA R&D RHV
> Red Hat EMEA <https://www.redhat.com/>
> <https://www.redhat.com/>*Red Hat respects your work life balance.
> Therefore there is no need to answer this email out of your office hours.*
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Red Hat EMEA <https://www.redhat.com/>
<https://www.redhat.com/>*Red Hat respects your work life balance.
Therefore there is no need to answer this email out of your office hours.
I got nerdslipped and I ahve created some HTML only mockup of a thing that I
find very useful. A Fedora Packager Dashboard.
You can find the early mockup at:
The idea is to collect some data about your packages and present them in some
nice form. Such data would be gathered by plugins. Examples on the mockup:
- active updates
- active buildroot overrides
- open PRs
- orphaned or broken depnddencies
- FTBFS (from koschei)
Ideas not included in the mockup:
- running Koji builds
Let me know what you think. I can work on this on the backend level (plugin
architecture design, gathering data, cache...) but even copy pasting HTML from
Bodhi to present the mockup was very painful for me, so if we want this,
somebody with more fronted experience would need to help.