Bandwidth issue is fedora-review

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Jun 4 15:50:52 UTC 2013

On Tue, 2013-06-04 at 12:51 +0530, Kalpa Welivitigoda wrote:
> Hi,
> I am willing to and already have done package reviews specially in
> sugar activities. I am using fedora-review tool and there, mock needs
> to download a  number of packages which will add up to around 150-200
> MB. Those files will be downloaded each time that I run fedora-review.
> I have limited bandwidth and the connection is a bit slow, that
> consumes a lot of time.
> Is there anything that I can do to overcome this issue? May be to have
> a cache of the packages that mock downloads or to have remote
> resources where I can run fedora-review and download the output files?

You should be able to do a remote scratch build using Koji, download the
binary RPMs, and point fedora-review at those. But I spent 30 minutes
trying to get that to work a few days ago and was singularly
unsuccessful, so I gave up and did the review manually. If anyone knows
the magic command line to make that work, please share. I tried all the
obvious stuff from the manpage (--prebuilt, --no-build) without apparent
success, it just kept wanting to run mock.

I mostly quit doing mock builds a couple years back and I just use Koji
as my scratch builder now.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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