Bandwidth issue is fedora-review

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at
Tue Jun 4 17:16:56 UTC 2013

On 06/04/2013 05:50 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.
The workflow in the manpage should work, have tested it occasionally. If 
someone could file a bug with the specifics about f-r version, package, 
commands etc I could have a look. Preferably use the upstream tracker at


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