Easy way of testing packages?

Pavel Alexeev forum at hubbitus.com.ru
Sat Jun 2 17:06:04 UTC 2012

Something similar already was requested: 

Please look there also for some mentioned alternatives in comments.

02.06.2012 17:40, Stefan Schulze Frielinghaus wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there an easy way to test packages except of using
> $ yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update<package>
> For example, on May 30 a message reached the devel list that Pidgin
> needs an update because of a security flaw. A new package was created
> and needed karma in order to get pushed to stable quickly. Now comes the
> part I do not like very much: I have to download and install the package
> and all its sub-packages manually from koji. In case of the mentioned
> Pidgin update, I have to check if one of the following packages are
> installed on my system:
> finch
> finch-devel
> libpurple
> libpurple-devel
> libpurple-perl
> libpurple-tcl
> pidgin
> pidgin-devel
> pidgin-docs
> pidgin-evolution
> pidgin-perl
> pidgin-debuginfo
> Of course, I could wait two or three days (I do not have the exact
> number in mind) until the package hits updates-testing and is finally
> deployed to the mirror which I use, but for a package which fixes a
> security flaw, this is an awful long time. So using yum and enable the
> updates testing repo is not really a good choice. But manually
> downloading and checking which packages I should update is bothersome.
> My question is: Is there an easy/friendly way of testing packages in
> order to quickly give karma? I only found [1] suggesting yum with the
> updates-testing repo enabled.
> Regards,
> Stefan
> [1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Updates_Testing

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