Now that RHEL 8.2 is out, those of you who are KDE users might notice
that you cannot update certain things due to the change in qt5.
Mainly that qt5 changed from qt5-5.11 to qt5-5.12.
This is actually a good thing. qt5-5.12 is an LTS release and has
The downside is that certain key packages need to be updated and rebuilt.
This was known about beforehand, but due to the nature of EPEL,
nothing could be rebuilt on EPEL8 until RHEL 8.2 was publicly
Rebuild all of the current KDE Plasma Desktop that is in EPEL8.
Updating all packages that are possible to update. There are a few
that cannot be updated, but I believe that is about 5 out of 300.
I expect this to take a week and a half, and should be done by May 13.
At this point, these rebuilt packages will go into epel-testing.
The majority of packages will be at these versions. Except for qt5,
the vast majority of the packages will match those of Fedora 32.
kf5* 5.68 / 19.12
apps 5.18 / 19.12
Thank you for your patience.
If you wish to open bugzilla's for certain packages, that is fine.
Feel free to do that, and assign them to me.
python-mimeparse fails to build in Koji for the epel8-playground target:
from build.log (as an aside, Koji often prompts to look at root.log even
when that's not where the error lies, weird):
error: line 48: Unknown tag: %python_provide: ERROR:
python3-mimeparse not recognized.
but builds fine with the same spec for epel8:
Interestingly, building in mock with the epelplayground-8-x86_64
mock -r epelplayground-8-x86_64 ./python-mimeparse-1.6.0-13.el8.src.rpm
In Mock, the macro expansion works fine:
<mock-chroot> sh-4.4# rpm -E '%python_provide python3-mimeparse'
<mock-chroot> sh-4.4# rpm -q python-rpm-macros
Is the epel8-playground builder somehow using an different version of
python-rpm-macros? Happy to file a bug if I know where this should go.
Michel Alexandre Salim
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