A proposal for Fedora updates

Adam Williamson adamwill at fedoraproject.org
Thu Mar 26 23:27:40 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-03-27 at 09:06 +1100, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've been a bit perplexed by the Fedora updates recently (talking 
> about
> F-21 specifically). Many of them appear to be obsolete the moment 
> they
> hit stable, sometimes even testing.
> Take the kernel, for instance. 3.19.2-201.fc21 replaced the previous
> build in bodhi on the 24th. It is still not in testing as I'm writing
> this (although the updates system says it is). Take Firefox. 
> Submitted
> on 23rd, took 3 days to appear anywhere where "regular" folks can 
> test
> it (which is actually stable). Then there are updates (e.g. dovecot)
> that have been built in koji, but appear nowhere, probably because
> person that built it forgot to submit it.
> Can we create a fedora-updates-newbuild repo or something, which 
> would
> have a different key used for signing (i.e. not the one where a human
> does the signing) and could be accessed using yum pretty much
> immediately after the build has been created and flagged to go into 
> this
> repo if it succeeds?
> So, something like:
> fedpkg build --push-to-newbuild
> Stoopid? Irrelevant? Exists but I'm not aware of it?

'koji download-build EVR' works for me. You *can* find repo 
definitions for 'all non-scratch builds for release X', I think, but 
they have limited capacity as they all come straight from Koji, and 
they're not mashed for multiarch.

There is also a 'koji-download-scratch' that lives in fedora-review 
which can be handy for grabbing scratch builds.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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