ceph system account for CBS

Hi folks,

I wanted to revisit the idea of having a dedicated "ceph" system
account for CBS.

I'm pitching using CBS to other members of my team next week so we can
use a central build system in lieu of building our own solution.

"Details" on Software Updates app not working

... and causing me great concern at the moment.

I've got a notification of 673 Software updates at the moment. I didn't
see anything on this list that indicated that kind of update.
Unfortunately, the "Details" option which would normally show me what
repo is providing the updates, does not seem to provide any information.
Anyone else having this problem? Not happy... :(

CPU performance - disable bug mitigations

Hi all,

I have some servers with AMD Opteron 6276 CPUs and doing some number
crunching on these.

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and was pretty much satisfied (never did an
update - running local only). Some days ago I installed 18.04 and got
a performance penalty of 33%.

My guess is, that it has something to do with Spectre. So I did a

# grep .

Can't get online withFirefox

I have malware and can't get online with Firefox I am getting the thing
that says it's from Microsoft that I am sending out spam . Anybody know
how to get rid of it? I switched to Arora to get on line but can't get
firefox at all. Thanks Doug

selinux, sendmail, and disable_ipv6

Just started seeing this on one server:
python: SELinux is preventing sendmail from read access on the file

It recommends a local policy. Now, searching, I see someone filed a bug
for CentOS last year, 0012914, and they wound up creating a policy.


Note, btw, that the system has two IPv6 addresses - my manager has fallen
for slack. Both valid.


prevent accidentally creating branches in dist-git

I've certainly made the mistake of accidentally creating branches
in dist-git and now being stuck with them because we can't delete

Please check this bug which I may not have tagged properly

I filed
<a href="" title=""></a>
re. my finding that upgrading from a minimal install option of Kubuntu
18.04 results in a "full" version of 18.10.

Following the same procedure for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu Mate 18.04 works
as expected.

kernel 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 + EFI on Dell server - problem

hi guys

I've one box where I just yesterday upgraded Centos. I
wonder if that kernel upgrade process might somewhat
After that upgrade UEFI boot fails with:

Failed to set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter
Something has gone seriously wrong: import_mok_state() failed
: Invalid Parameter

Has anybody seen that? And maybe know to fix it?
many thanks, L.

rescue - UEFI revert to BIOS boot - how?

hi guys

I have a box on which UEFI boot has gone haywire and instead
of boot it power the box down, that is before even going to
grub2. (displays some error message)
I if change to BIOS boot then I can start Centos' rescue -
my question is: how can I rescue, re-build grub so it would
boot from tradition BIOS?

many thanks, L.

Fedora Rawhide-20181119.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 10/142 (x86_64), 2/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20181118.n.0):

ID: 310311 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso realmd_join_sssd
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 310314 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso realmd_join_cockpit
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 310457 Test: i386 universal upgrade_desktop_32bit
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Old failures (same test failed in Rawhide-20181118.n.0):

ID: 310296 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso modularity_tests
URL: htt

Fedora 30 Rawhide 20181119.n.0 nightly compose nominated for testing

Announcing the creation of a new nightly release validation test event
for Fedora 30 Rawhide 20181119.n.0. Please help run some tests for this
nightly compose if you have time.

Reminder meeting : Modularity Office Hours

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity Office Hours on 2018-11-20 from 10:00:00 to 11:00:00 US/Eastern
At <a href="mailto:fedora- ... at chat dot">fedora- ... at chat dot</a>

The meeting will be about:
This is where you ask the Fedora Modularity Team questions (and we try to answer them)!

Join us on [IRC](irc:// #fedora-modularity on [FreeNode](<a href="" title=""></a>)

Source: <a href="" title=""></a>

fsck from grub menu, no longer working


I've been using the 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' to select the
'(recovery mode)' of the current kernel in order to run 'fsck,' 'dpkg,'
and 'clean.'

The last two work fine.

Orphaing some packages: hdapsd, pg_journal


I've orphaned two of my packages:

– hdapsd - <a href="" title=""></a>
This is daemon for laptops with accelerometer. It detects computer
falling down and parks HDD head to reduce damage.
I haven't used a laptop with spinning drive for years, I'm not sure
if it still works.

– pg_journal - <a href="" title=""></a>
This isi an extension for PostgreSQL, providing better logging into the

Schedule for today's FESCo Meeting (2018-11-19)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the
FESCo meeting Monday (today) at 15:00UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="" title=""></a>

or run:
date -d '2018-11-19 15:00 UTC'

Links to all issues to be discussed can be found at:
<a href="" title=""></a>

= Discussed and Voted in the Ticket =
F30 System-Wide Change: New 128-bit IEEE long double ABI for IBM 64-bit POWER LE
<a href="" title=""></a>
ACCEPTED (+6, 0, -0)

F30 Change: Pantheon Desktop
<a href="https://pagur" title="https://pagur">https://pagur</a>


Dear colleagues,

I signed up for this list to learn more about CentOS and the language.

I ask you to understand me and help me to better understand the language
and the system.

For most phrases I'm using Google Translate but I've been struggling to
read and understand without it.

Whats is CDE?

This word was written in "Red Hat is Planning To Deprecate KDE on RHEL
By 2024".

tpm_rng module gone - why?

hi gents

would anybody know why tpm_rng is gone from 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64 ?

I need it on my oldish heavy boxes, so do lots of others I would imagine.

many thanks, L.

Fedora Rawhide-20181118.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 20/142 (x86_64), 1/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20181117.n.0):

ID: 309823 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_repository_nfs_graphical
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309824 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_realmd_join_kickstart
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309841 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_browser
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309842 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso base_services_start
URL: <a href="https://openqa.fedora" title="https://openqa.fedora">https://openqa.fedora</a>

Fedora rawhide compose report: 20181118.n.0 changes

===== SUMMARY =====
Added images: 4
Dropped images: 0
Added packages: 5
Dropped packages: 0
Upgraded packages: 66
Downgraded packages: 0

Size of added packages: 1.67 MiB
Size of dropped packages: 0 B
Size of upgraded packages: 1.06 GiB
Size of downgraded packages: 0 B

Size change of upgraded packages: -34.41 MiB
Size change of downgraded packages: 0 B

===== ADDED IMAGES =====
Image: SoaS raw-xz armhfp
Path: Spins/armhfp/images/Fedora-SoaS-armhfp-Rawhide-20181118.n.0-sda.raw.xz
Image: SoaS live x86_64
Path: Spins/x86_64/iso/Fedora-SoaS-Live-x86_64-Rawhide-20

installing Ubuntu https PPA's with squid caching

https urls are cached?

I recently tried a novel (to me) way of installing
and configuring Ubuntu by scripting the install.
The idea is that the script(s) provide a record of
what and how things were installed, provide for
disaster recovery (I backup only user files), allow
for easier future reinstalls, and I can duplicate my
current configuration in a VM for testing new
software without risk of trashing my main machine.

Getting the scripts working (and maintaining changes
going forward) requires running them dozens of times.


Fedora Upgrade - release criteria update proposal

We have encountered a bug[0] which seemingly “broke” offline updates after
systems were upgraded from an older Fedora to Fedora 29 and had some
multilib packages installed. After the discussion at last week's Release
Retrospective meeting, I am proposing some changes to our blocking
criterions in order to address similar issues in the future:

What we test now

We are currently blocking on upgrading from Fedora n-1 and n-2 releases
only with default package set installed.

What we can test

We can alter our upgrade test cases to also verify that updates after an
upgrade work.

bottledaemon stop/start doesn't work if killed elsewhere


I'm using bottledaemon to run a little REST service on a Pi that takes
input from other machines on the LAN and stores stuff in a database.
I have a cron job to call 'stop' and 'start' on it daily, just in case
of problems.

Occasionally the oom-killer runs overnight and kills the process using
bottledaemon; when this happens (unlike properly stopping the daemon),
the pidfile and its lockfile are left on the filesystem, so the 'stop'
does nothing and the 'start' gets refusedq because the old pidfile and
lockfile are present.

16.04 to 18.04

I am trying to upgrade this machine. No luck. Software Center does the
same thing.

Re: [CentOS] CentOS 7 + GNOME : all icon themes broken after update from CR

I did the update from CR, and have some pretty serious issues.  Until I blew away (by mv to a different name) the .local and .config directory trees, I couldn't log in to GNOME at all.  After doing that, I can log in, but if I do any actual work, GNOME crashes, and abrt-cli from root in vc 2 tells me that gnome-shell got a SIGSEGV. I figure all of the updates aren't in CR yet, so I'm going to pull out my backup machine and work with it until I see if CR gets more updates.  Good thing I've got vacation scheduled for next week!I did quite a few other things in trying to troubleshoot, including a

How to get a list of C-only packages to review ?

As a new packager, I understand peer-reviewing packages is very important,
but it takes me (a lot of) time, and I do not have the necessary skills to
review any kind of packages (Go, Python, Rust, Java, Javascript, Ruby, ...
you name it)

That is why I can offer to review packages of C libs, apps, or GNOME apps,
Vala programs, or ..?, if I can be aware of such review to do.

How do I get such a list ?
Best regards

CentOS 7 + GNOME : all icon themes broken after update from CR


I just upgraded one of my CentOS 7 + GNOME desktops from the CR repo.
After the upgrade, it seems like all of the icon themes are broken.
Missing icons everywhere.

Any idea what's going on here ?



Fedora Rawhide-20181117.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 14/142 (x86_64), 2/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20181114.n.0):

ID: 309623 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso realmd_join_sssd
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309630 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_freeipa_replication_client
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309702 Test: x86_64 universal install_blivet_btrfs@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 309736 Test: x86_64 universal install_rescue_encrypted@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

bluetooth not working, v18.10

Hi there

I have v18.10 running on an DELL xps15.

I can not get any bluetooth device running.

The only device that is offered in the settings dialog is a nearby printer:

blue tooth not connecting

but I can not do anything with it.

Sometimes when I switch on and of bluetooth devices nearby, I get one or
more unnamed devices listed, with which I can not do anything neither.

The devices work well, when I run windows.

can anybody give me a hint what to do?



NetworkManager and /etc/resolv.conf

CentOS 7.5 image running on linode.

unbound running on localhost.

Have to use a cron job once a minute to keep /etc/resolv.conf using the
localhost for name resolution - whenever NetworkManager gets restarted
(usually only a system boot) it gets over-written.

It seems every distro has a different way of preventing NetworkManager
from replacing that file.

I found instructions for Fedora that said create
/etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/no-dns.conf containing


That doesn't seem to have any effect.

Poking around, I find a file on boot seems to be created called


How install gcc with deb

Hello, everyone:

My computer is loaded with ubuntu18.04 LTS, but my computer is not connected to the Internet, so I can't install GCC online. So I have a network in another computer from <a href="" title=""></a> download deb into the u disk to install on my Ubuntu 18.04.

What's the use of deb? How does deb install GCC?I know that deb can't solve the dependency problem, what can we do?

Nov, 17, 2018

Automating package maintainers responsivity check

Too often there are "non responsive maintainer" messages here.

Sometimes this is because a maintainer has lost their interest in Fedora
and left their responsibilities without communication, which means their
packages can be left unmaintained for long time in repositories before
someone notice that.

At other times the maintainer is still active, but for some reason they
are unreachable to users (email change, etc.).

I would propose some sort of automatic check of maintainer responsivity.

Upgraded from F28 x96_64 XFCE Spin to F29 => rough audio


I haven't seen any posts about this but is anyone else having problem
with audio after an upgrade? - it happens with both PulseAudio and with
just basic ALSA.

2018-11-19 @ ** 16:00 ** UTC - Fedora QA Meeting

# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2018-11-19
# Time: ** 16:00 ** UTC
(<a href="" title=""></a>)
# Location: #fedora-meeting on

Greetings testers!

As many folks were missing last week, let's run the meeting again
with the desktop testing proposals topic for those folks.

If anyone has any other items for the agenda, please reply to this
email and suggest them! Thanks.

== Proposed Agenda Topics ==

1. Previous meeting follow-up
2. Lukas' desktop testing proposals
3. Optical media and printing release criteria proposals
4. Open floor

Proposal: Faster composes by eliminating deltarpms and using zchunked rpms instead

For reference, this is in reply to Paul's email about lifecycle
objectives, specifically focusing on problem statement #1[1].

Have rpm use zchunk as its compression format, removing the need for
deltarpms, and thus reducing compose time. This will require changes
to both the rpm format and new features in the zchunk format.

*deltarpm background*
As part of the compose process, deltarpms are generated between each
new rpm and both the GA version of the rpm and the previous version.

Latest protobuf is coming into Rawhide


I'm going to work on protobuf update which involves SONAME change from
.15 to .17.

I don't see any breakage from release notes, it is mostly about making
minimum c++ std to c++11 and cleanups.

I'll carefully check and if everything looks ok, I'll push it to
Rawhide next week and rebuild all dependent packages.

Non-responsive maintainer: Lev Shamardin (abbot)

Does anybody know how to contact him?

The last activity dates 2010.

I didn't follow procedure fully yet, but I'm 99% sure that there will
be no reply in bugzilla.

But I'm starting it now: <a href="" title=""></a>

How do I "release" a spin/lab?

When Fedora 29 was released, the Python Classroom Lab wasn't built.

The problem is now fixed:

<a href="" title=""></a>

However how do i build and release it, so it is listed on:

<a href="" title=""></a>

And so that

<a href="" title=""></a>

Doesn't list 404 links?


Continuous Release (CR) Repository has been released for CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for X86_64, i386, armhfp, aarch64, power9, ppc64le

We have pushed the CR repository for CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for following


We are currently still working on the ppc64 / ppc architecture as we are
having issues with some of the 32bit ppc mulitlib builds.

CR is basically the packages that will update your install from CentOS
Linux 7.5.1804 to 7.6.1810, minus the centos-release rpm and the
anaconda rpms.  What we will do now is take these packages and create
the new install tree and install media, then test those and finally
release them as the official CentOS 7.6.1810 release.

This pr

Fedora Server 29: when stop and start my qemu/kvm server, some service they do not start

I have setup a samba AD-DC server with BIND9_DLZ on a Fedora 29 server.

Samba is OK, all work fine when all services are started

The problem occur only when I stop and then start the server, If I
reboot, the problem do not occur.

When the server start after a stop, some services do not start and sshd
start (Luckily!) few minutes after the server is on.

The services that in my case do not start are named.service and

For gssproxy service in my case is not a problem, but named it is:
without named started, samba do not work.

When I can jump on the server, after few minutes

Lifecycle objective - problems, solutions, and proposal

I worked with FPL Matthew Miller and our engineering manager Jim
Perrin, among others, to define the various problems we want to solve
in diversifying the Fedora lifecycle. We're seeking review and
feedback from community members. The most salient feedback will be
from those involved in the efforts we describe, but we welcome all
constructive feedback.

Here's the summary from the page, which proposes we pause the release
after F30 for these efforts:

* * *
Fedora’s singular lifecycle has been in place for almost a decade and
a half.

Giving same acls to new modular repos as that of their respective rpms repos


We got a suggestion about giving same acls of rpm when creating new module
dist-git which matches the rpm.

The plan is to give "main admin" permission to the requester of the new
module repo and then giving the same permissions as that of the maintainers
from its matching rpm repo.

I want to get some thoughts on it before adding this feature.

Mohan Boddu.

sssd ldap_user_search_base filters with '#' characters in names

I'm trying to craft an ldap search filter for use with
ldap_user_search_base in sssd.conf which is using Actice Directory (AD)
as the back end on CentOS 7 clients

The filter looks for users that are memberOf a particular group -
however, the group name start with a '#' character - i.e.

HEADS UP: xml-security-c 2.0 in rawhide


I've updated xml-security-c from 1.7.3 to 2.0.2 in rawhide. This includes a soname bump. I'm going to start rebuilds for affected packages shortly:



Planned Outage - - 2018-11-20 08:30 UTC

Planned Outage - - 2018-11-20 08:30 UTC

There will be an outage starting at 2018-11-20 08:30 UTC,
which will last approximately 1 hour.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="" title=""></a>
or run:

date -d '2018-11-20 08:30UTC'

Reason for outage:

We will be upgrading the pagure instance running at to the
latest release of pagure.

Affected Services:

<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a> (since builds pull from dist-git via http)

Ticket Link:

<a href="" title=""></a>

Where is centos6.x kernel git repo

Hi, I following the steps described in <a href="" title=""></a>
to get centos7.x kernel repo. But I'm wondering how to get centos6.x
kernel repo. Because when checkout branch 'c6' and found that there is


Centpkg and the converged git project

Hi Folks,

I've done a bit of work on centpkg, now that we have a testbed at The goal here is to allow centpkg and fedpkg
(Fedora's site) to both understand the different formats.

rhel 8 beta mock configs and EOLed mock configs

I just released [1] new mock-core-config package which include new
rhelbeta-8-* configs.
This will allows you to build packages on top of RHEL 8 Beta. This is
temporary config.

Self Introduction: Patrick Diehl


my name is Patrick Diehl a staff member at the Center for Computation
and Technology (CCT) at Louisiana State University. I am a contributor
to the C++ library for parallelism and concurrency (HPX) [0].

Since we released 1.2 of HPX, I like to propose a Fedora
package [1] for HPX.

My pgp keys are attached to this e-mail.

Best regards,

Patrick Diehl

[0] <a href="" title=""></a>
[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

CONFIG_RTC_SYSTOHC not set for CentOS kernels

Hi folks,

RHEL 7 documentation says that if either ntp or chrony is running on a
system, then it will enable the kernel feature to sync system time to
the hardware clock every 11 minutes.

RHEL 8 Public Beta Released

<a href="" title=""></a>

Self Introduction: Salman Siddiqui

Hello everyone!

I've been working on Java Mission Control. It's a profiling and diagnostics
tools for Java applications that was open-sourced by Oracle earlier this
year (along with Java Flight Recorder). The project is now under the
OpenJDK umbrella and I've been working on packaging it.

Please take a look at the review request for JMC and its dependencies.

Call for libtimidity owners


Please, take a look to

<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>

'date' format differences between CentOS 6 and 7 using the en_GB locale ?

Just noticed that the output of 'date' is different between CentOS 6 and
7 when using the 'en_GB' locale - e.g.:

CentOS 6:

% LANG=en_GB date
Thu Nov 15 11:42:46 GMT 2018
% LANG=en_US date
Thu Nov 15 11:42:56 GMT 2018

CentOS 7:

% LANG=en_GB date
Thu 15 Nov 11:43:07 GMT 2018
% LANG=en_US date
Thu Nov 15 11:43:11 GMT 2018


Schedule for Thursday's FPC Meeting (2018-11-15 17:00 UTC)

  Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FPC
meeting Thursday at 2018-11-15 17:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on

  Local time information (via.

Fedora Rawhide-20181114.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 37/142 (x86_64), 5/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20181113.n.0):

ID: 308758 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso modularity_tests
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 308763 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_services_start
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 308766 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_database_server
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 308770 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_domain_controller
URL: <a href="https://openqa.fedorap" title="https://openqa.fedorap">https://openqa.fedorap</a>

Self Introduction: Milind Changire

Hello people,
I'm a Gluster engineer and have joined the Fedora community with an effort
to factor off the Glusterfs SELinux bits off the primary
selinux-policy-targeted package. This factoring with help the distribution
SELinux policy maintainers as well as Gluster engineers to ship their
policies independently without getting in each others way.

EasyTAG WMA files

Hi all.

I have been through my entire music collection consisting mostly of flac
files and entered the correct metadata.

Now I am stuck on the last 3 albums which are in wma format.

When I open the directory in EasyTag the files do not show up for me to

Does EasyTAG not support WMA?

If not what program can I use to edit the tags?


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