This is a follow-up email for some "coffee discussions" we had at flock a few
weeks ago. Sorry for the delay!
The Fedora community contains a lot of university students, many of us
packaging tools for their courses and acting as first-level Linux support for
the local student community. The problems we encounter and work on are not
identical but share a common base: it only makes sense to collaborate.
We found (over a few flock coffee breaks) 5-6 fedorans interested in joining
such an initiative and are currently creating a SIG as a mean to communicate.
We haven't decided on anything yet, except that we would like to work together
to make Fedora an accessible platform for student and courses in an university
context. We expect overlapping interests and collaboration with others SIGs,
especially if related to the academic world such as NeuroFedora or ML.
We are aware of the dormant Education SIG  but have yet to discuss how to
position - or integrate - ourselve.
A slightly more detailed description can be found on the related wiki page .
I invite you to add your name to its members section you're interested to work
with us. We will figure out communication and coordination mediums around next
I got a warning about not having urls for a couple of files in the
squashfs-tools package from release monitoring.
The bug which has the comment is:
These are based on some man pages used in Debian at one time, but do not
track changes in the originals. I need to look at these again since 4.4
has a number of new options. And I'm wondering what I should do to not
break test release monitoring builds for files in the package that are local
and not derived from (on an ongoing basis) an upstream?
1. dracut-modules-olpc — Cannot be installed due to unsatisfied
'bitfrost' dependency — NEW
ACTION: releng to make Pungi config changes
2. desktop-backgrounds — Fedora 31 still using Fedora 30 backgrounds — NEW
ACTION: desktop-backgrounds maintainers to update subpackages to use
new backgrounds package
3. gdm — GDM dies after the user has logged out of Gnome Desktop — ASSIGNED
ACTION: gdm maintainers to diagnose issue
1. anaconda — TypeError: Argument 1 does not allow None as a value — POST
ACTION: anaconda upstream to merge PR 2105
2. gnome-initial-setup — g-i-s fails to run after Workstation and
Silverblue installs, even with SELinux permissive or disabled — NEW
ACTION: gnome-initial-setup maintainers to diagnose issue
3. golang — Cannot pull images from registry.fedoraproject.org — ASSIGNED
ACTION: jcajka to upgrade registry.fedoraproject.org to see if this
resolves the issue
4. Package Review — Review Request: f31-backgrounds - Fedora 31
default desktop background — POST
ACTION: desktop-backgrounds maintainers to push background pacakges.
1. dracut-modules-olpc —
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1734179 — NEW
Cannot be installed due to unsatisfied 'bitfrost' dependency
bitfrost package was retired, which prevents dracut-modules-olpc from
building. adamwill opened an issue against pungi-fedora:
2. desktop-backgrounds —
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1744266 — NEW
Fedora 31 still using Fedora 30 backgrounds
Package approved: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1745846.
desktop-backgrounds subpackages and kde-settings need updating.
3. gdm — https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1745554 — ASSIGNED
GDM dies after the user has logged out of Gnome Desktop
Switching desktops or logging out kills GDM, which does not restart
automatically. Setting SELinux to permissive mode does not help.
1. anaconda — https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1745933 — POST
TypeError: Argument 1 does not allow None as a value
Pull request is open upstream to fix the issue:
2. gnome-initial-setup —
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1746563 — NEW
g-i-s fails to run after Workstation and Silverblue installs, even
with SELinux permissive or disabled
SELinux policy causes "oh no!" error screen. Policy fixed in BZ
#1746584. But failures also occur with SELinux in permissive or
disable mode, so there is another cause that has ye
t to be identified.
3. golang — https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1737471 — ASSIGNED
Cannot pull images from registry.fedoraproject.org
podman in F31 cannot pull images from registry, while F30 can.
Disabling TLS 1.3 seems to be a workaround. jcajka has a ticket open
in fedora-infrastructure (https://pagure.io/fed
ora-infrastructure/issue/8154) to update the registry to see if this fixes it.
4. Package Review — https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1745846 — POST
Review Request: f31-backgrounds - Fedora 31 default desktop background
Package is approved.
He / Him / His
Fedora Program Manager