Fedora 17 Beta status: open blockers, karma and blocker vote requests

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Tue Mar 20 00:24:48 UTC 2012

Hi, folks - it's time to start bugging you all about Beta blockers! This
post will list out all the current blockers and give a quick status note
and action request (if any) for each.

We are currently on Beta TC2, the first build with the anaconda
'noloader' change, which is causing some fairly large bugs. RC1 is
scheduled to be built *on Thursday*: by policy, all the accepted
blockers must be addressed for us to build RC1. So please, take a look
at the 'action item checklist' - the summary of all actions required,
for the impatient - and make sure you're taking care of any you can to
help us get the RC built on time! Thanks everyone.

Action item checklist

Anyone - provide karma for these updates:

* https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/zenity-3.2.0-4.fc17
* https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/selinux-policy-3.10.0-103.fc17
* https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-4138
* https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/kernel-3.3.0-1.fc17 (this one
does not fix any blockers, but it's clearly the kernel we want in Beta)

Blocker status voters, please vote on the blocker status of these bugs:

* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804541
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804716
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=790239
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804083

anaconda developers, please take care of these bugs:

* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804446
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804483
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804541
possibly * http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804716

Ben Skeggs and desktop team, please set up a blacklist for NV30/NV40:

QA team folks, please help re-test and confirm the fixes for these bugs:

* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=787893
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796155
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798373
* http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736993

Detailed analysis of bugs follows.

Accepted blockers

1. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804454 -
"Fedora-17-Beta-TC2-i686-Live-KDE.iso is oversized (703 MiB)"

This one is in hand, with the dependent bug
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804451 "zenity depends on
webkitgtk3 ": there is an update to drop zenity's webkitgtk3 dep which
will fix the problem. That update needs karma, so please test and vote
on it! https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/zenity-3.2.0-4.fc17

2. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=538499 "IPv6-only network
attachment fails, due to IPv4 addressing being considered mandatory"

3. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798697 "The default IPv6
mode is "Ignore" for implicit/ifcfg-less connection profiles (e.g. wired

A NetworkManager build which should address these two issues (and many
others) is available for testing:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/NetworkManager- . Please test and karma it - not just with IPv6 connections, but with all connections (make sure there are no regressions).

4. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=742207 "No usable
bootloader option during a text mode f15->f16 upgrade"

This in theory should be fixed in Beta TC2, but we can't confirm that
because another bug, mentioned later, makes it un-testable. No action
possible till TC3/RC1.

5. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=787893 "Anaconda needs to
handle /usr move preparation on upgrade for F17"

This one should be fixed in TC2, action is on QA team to re-test and
confirm. So let's do that!

6. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796155 "iface_ip2str
returned NULL"

I believe this one too should be fixed in TC2, or at least there's a
chance of it. Action on QA team to re-test and confirm.

7. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804446 "cannot fresh
install from DVD"

This is the big new bug in TC2: the anaconda 'noloader' changes seem to
have prevented install from DVD from working correctly (it does not use
the packages on the DVD, instead always downloading them from
repositories). Action is on anaconda team to fix this ASAP.

8. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804483 "text install fails
with traceback for 17 Beta TC2"

This is another big bug in the new anaconda: text install seems to be
entirely broken. Again we're waiting for anaconda team to fix it.

9. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=798373 "live image failed
to boot in 3 runlevel"

This one ought to be fixed in TC2, and it's on QA team to test and
confirm that. The update that fixes it -
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-2922/firstboot-17.0-1.fc17 - needs karma, too.

10. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=736993 "error install
bootloader with serial interface install"

This one should be fixed in TC2, and requires QA re-testing.

11. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=800205 "kernel panic
after running preupgrade"

This one may be fixed with the new anaconda, but given how preupgrade
works, we can't test until anaconda >= 17.13 goes stable, because only
then will it show up on the mirrors where preupgrade gets its anaconda
image from, so no action possible for now.

12. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=591630 "DHCPv6 responses
are not allowed by default ip6tables ruleset"

iptables is replaced by firewalld, as of today: this change will show up
in TC3 / RC1. firewalld should properly allow DHCPv6. There is a live
image available for testing this -
- which I built today. It has firewalld and the NetworkManager build
that should allow IPv6 connections to work OOTB. The firewalld update -
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-3940/firewalld-0.2.4-1.fc17 - needs karma.

13. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=745202 "gnome-shell does
not display correctly with many NV3x and NV4x adapters"

We need Ben Skeggs and the desktop team to work together on a Shell
blacklist entry for these adapters, until the driver is fixed. This will
be an update to gnome-session.

14. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=754568 "	[abrt]
gnome-shell-3.2.1-6.fc17: _int_free: Process /usr/bin/gnome-shell was
killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)"

This is the 'Shell frequently crashes in a qxl/Spice KVM' bug. There is
an xorg-x11-drv-qxl build that is intended to fix it and, in my testing,
does -
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-3887/xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.22-0.fc17 . That build is in TC2, so this bug is 'fixed' in TC2. However, the comments on the update claim there is a corruption bug associated with it, so the maintainer does not want to push it stable. We need the maintainers of this driver to decide if they want to fix the corruption bug and, if so, to do so before Thursday, or else push the fix we have.

15. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804451 "zenity depends on

This is discussed above as part of the KDE oversize bug.

Proposed blockers

1. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804541 "anaconda failed to
load the updates.img"

This needs votes on blocker status, from the people who usually show up
to blocker reviews. It seems like a fairly straightforward blocker to
me. Then we need anaconda team to fix it: they are working on this.

2. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804716 "after minimal 17
Beta TC2 install, network service doesn't work"

This also needs blocker status votes, it's rather more of a borderline
issue. I suspect it may wind up getting fixed as a side effect of the
other 'noloader' issues, but that's just my guess.

3. http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=790239 "gnome-system-log
depends on gnome-utils, which is obsoleted."

This also needs blocker status votes, and is a clear blocker - it's the
bug that prevented the desktop live from composing for TC2. There is an
update that fixes it, I have confirmed that the update allows a desktop
live image compose to succeed. Please test and karma
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2012-4138 .

4. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=804083 "firewalld is not
allowed to write a temporary file to /etc/firewalld if started with

Tore Anderson tells me (if I'm understanding correctly) that this is
another IPv6-preventing issue - it stops firewalld being able to allow
DHCPv6 to work. My IPv6-testing live image (see above) includes the fix
for this:
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/selinux-policy-3.10.0-103.fc17 ,
which needs karma, so please test and karma it. This bug obviously also
needs blocker status votes.

Thanks for reading, everyone! Remember to help out with any actions you
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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