Recommended way of proposing changes in someone else Fedora packages configuration

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at
Sun Oct 18 19:41:41 UTC 2015

On 18/10/15 18:46, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:36:24 +0200
> Marcin ZajÄ…czkowski <mszpak at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I would like to propose a minor (yet important) change in one of the
>> Fedora packages configuration (a SPEC file and/or a patch). Is it
>> possible to create (something like) a pull request which could be
>> reviewed by the maintainer in some convenient way (*) and optionally
>> merged? Or the only way is to create a patch and put it into a Buzilla
>> ticket?
> We have talked about such a frontend to (most
> likely reusing code from, but we haven't imemented anything
> yet. 

Perhaps OT, but I cannot resist: Have you discussed the overall workflow
here? Cloning package, unpack sources, create patches, make a build,
revise patches, finalize the spec, perhaps upstream to package owner...

All this is IMHO quite messy with a lot of manual steps (?). In the best
of worlds I could:

  - With a single command create an unpacked source directory with a
patch series reflecting the spec patches.
  - After creating/editing patches, just build using the new patchset.
  - When the patch(es) are finalized, have the spec updated in a single
command e. g., syncing the spec with a git or quilt series or so.
  - Of course, something like a pull request would be nice. But isn't it
the icing on the cake in this context?

Or is it perhaps already possible, I just missed how to do it?


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