Planned Outage: COPR BACKEND upgrade - 2018-01-16 09:00 UTC

Planned Outage: COPR BACKEND upgrade - 2018-01-16 09:00 UTC

There will be an outage starting at 2018-01-16 09:00 UTC, which will last
approximately 0.5 hours.

To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
<a href="" title=""></a> or run: date -d
'2018-01-16 09:00 UTC'

Reason for outage:

Upgrade of copr-backend machine to f27

Affected Services:

copr-backend - <a href="" title=""></a>

Ticket Link:

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

Contact Information:

Please join #fedora-admin or

Latest SkypeforLinux not working after Ubuntu 14.04 software update - Starts with Blank Screen


The two last updates ( that included SkypeforLinux ) broke Skype
completely, left me with a blank screen, and not responding to any actions.

I had to remove SkypeforLinux and install older version:

sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux=

Just wondering if this problem has been reported for Ubuntu 14.04

Kind Regards

Gerrit le Roux

where is gvfs?

Many moons ago, I seem to recall it was possible to make mounted
filesystems - especially SMB (VIFS) file systems - visible to non-GIO
programs by linking to .gvfs. Something like this:

   ln -s ./.gvfs mynetworkdrives

.. after which you could browse through ~/mynetworkdrives to files on
your network drive.

Proposal to CANCEL: 2018-01-15 blocker review meeting

Hi folks! I'm proposing we cancel the blocker review meeting for
tomorrow. There's only one proposed blocker, which doesn't seem worth
running a meeting for. Thanks!

Proposal to CANCEL: 2018-01-15 Fedora QA Meeting

Hi folks! I'm proposing we cancel the QA meeting tomorrow. We met last
week, and I'm not aware of anything urgent for discussion that's arisen
in the mean time - no more really major Changes seem to have shown up,
or anything. If you do have anything for discussion, please reply to
this email and we can run the meeting. Thanks!

Issues in F26 that bug me

Hi, guys,
There are a few issues that bug me about Fedora, up to the
current F26 version I am running. I know about bugzilla, but I want to
mention them here first in case I have something set up wrong and it's
me, not fedora.

1. The software update notification... When I click on it and
it brings up the window, the window comes up basically empty. I click
on button to see what updates there are, and the window takes a very
long time, then shows the list of packages, but the button to click on
to Reboot and Install disappears.

Fedora Rawhide-20180114.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 16/129 (x86_64), 6/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180111.n.0):

ID: 185786 Test: x86_64 universal install_software_raid
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185809 Test: x86_64 universal install_software_raid@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185823 Test: x86_64 universal upgrade_2_desktop_encrypted_64bit
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185825 Test: x86_64 universal install_european_language
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

MUA rethreading (was: Re: Meltdown – Spectre - Was: kernel 4.4.0-108 / 16.04 LTS does not boot anymore

On 13/01/18 11:17, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
I've been banging on about this for a couple of decades. It's entirely
possible that the poster referred to *is* using an MUA that sorts by
thread — the problem is that some replies are not in the thread.

From observation, there seem to be two reasons for this:


Wherefore art thou, 17.10 ISO respins?

Anyone know how to be sure to get the latest 17.10 ISO respins with the
SPI driver fix to avoid laptop bricking?

According to
<a href="" title=""></a>
they were supposed to be released on Thursday (11 Jan); according to
<a href="" title=""></a>
they were actually released yesterday evening (Friday 12 Jan), but
according to <a href="" title=""></a> they're still not
available, and if I try to follow any of the links at the alternative
download page (e.g.

Strange error trying to build blender

I'm trying to rebuild blender due to a new OpenImageIO build in rawhide but
I'm getting a strage error[0] that doesn't appear to be transient
(happening for several days now):

from checkout.log:
$ git clone -n <a href="" title=""></a>
Cloning into
error: RPC failed; curl 18 transfer closed with outstanding read data
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
fatal: protocol error: bad pack header

Any ideas?

el7 systemd :: usage of AssertPathExists

Hi! I am trying to use AssertPathExists in a systemd unit but it seems
it not working.

meltdown/spectre patch for Trusty 32 bit


Can anybody tell me if and where there is a meltdown patch
available for Trusty 32 bit.


Uwe Brauer

Updates which are never pushed to stable

Hash: SHA256


I noticed that for multiple release we have updates which stuck in bodhi for
many months until distro goes EOL.

I wonder if we should just auto-unpush updates which are in testing in 1(?)
month? Thoughts?

How does MySQL really start?

It was suggested here that the script /etc/init.d/mysql is used in starting
MySQL but I have
been unable to confirm that by injecting code into it.

microcode updates and spectre variant 2

Koji contains linux-firmware-20171215-82.git2451bb22.fc27 which
contains intel-ucode from 20171117.

Comprehension question with sftp connection in konqueror


I've had ssh installed, and configured it to allow authentification with public keys only. Password authentification is turned off. I've set the SSH port to 3322.

It all worked fine (including sftp in konqueror). It still does, with the exception of sftp in konqueror. I can access my laptop from my desktop machine via ssh, scp and sftp, and vice versa.

Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2018-01-12)

#fedora-meeting: FESCO (2018-01-12)

Meeting started by jforbes at 16:00:20 UTC.

Kontact bug (?): Can't synchronize with CardDAV ressource


I've edited a contact in the addressbook, but I can't get the changes synchronized with my Nextcloud server (via CardDAV).

When I click on "Update addressbook folder" in the menu in the "Contacts" section of Kontact, then I get this message:

Before syncing folder "Kontakte" it is necessary to have the resource online. Do you want to make it online?

I click on Yes, but then the dialog closes and nothing happens. Next time, the same question comes again. The changes don't make it to the CardDAV server, what can be seen in its web interface.

Any ideas?


F28 systemd plans?


Taking the advantage of the fact that developers of both (fedora and systemd) attend
this list, let me ask: will we get systemd v237 in Fedora 28?
We have a bit over a month until branching. As WireGuard support got
merged into networkd, I'm very very very interested in getting v237 with next Fedora.


FOSDEM Dojo update

As you are no doubt aware, we are once again planning to hold a Dojo at
the Marriott Grand Place on the Friday before FOSDEM starts - Friday,
February 2, 2018.

The schedule for the event may be found at
<a href="" title=""></a> and includes two tracks
covering a wide variety of topics.

Attendance at this event is free, but if you plan to attend please
register -
<a href="" title=""></a> -
for planning and catering purposes.

For those unable to attend, we will be recording (video) both tracks
this year, and the ses

How to start and stop mysql?

I need to start and stop mysql, and I've only figured out how to stop it.
I need to start it (not rebooting) so that I can temporarily use different
options. In my case, I need --skip-grant-tables.

heads-up: OpenMesh soname bump

Hi all,

this is to let you know that I've upgraded OpenMesh in rawhide from the
4.1 series to the 6.3 series, which is fully backward compatible with
2.x and 5.x according to upstream. The upgrade came with a soname bump,
so all dependent packages need to be rebuilt.

Is kernel-3.10.0-693.11.6.el7 tested with old hardware?

Today we tried to update machines w/ Core2 Duo E6750 from to and
the machines did not boot due to a kernel panic.

Before we dig any further I wanted to know if the 11.6 kernel has been
tested on old hardware, too, or if the problem is well known but not
documented (yet).

Thank you in advance!

Gerhard Schneider

RPM packaging and ldconfig handling

The glibc team has received a request to change the way ldconfig
invocations during package installations and deinstallations are handled.

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

Some background: ldconfig serves several functions. Key aspects are:

1. Speed up programing loading.

2. Enable the dynamic linker to load libraries by their soname.


Any idea what is going on with Epson's printer driver (escpr vs escpr2)?


Epson distributes two drivers for its printers, espcr, and espcr2. espcr
is happily packaged in Fedora, however, newer printers seem to become
supported in espcr2.

The problem with espcr2 is that it is missing source code for an
internal library -- escprlib. escprlib is distributed as static library
with i386 and amd64 targets. espcr does provide the source code for this

Fedora Rawhide-20180111.n.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Atomic raw-xz x86_64

Failed openQA tests: 11/129 (x86_64), 5/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180110.n.0):

ID: 185438 Test: i386 Workstation-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Old failures (same test failed in Rawhide-20180110.n.0):

ID: 185392 Test: x86_64 Server-boot-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185393 Test: x86_64 Server-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185404 Test: x

Meltdown – Spectre - Was: kernel 4.4.0-108 / 16.04 LTS does not boot anymore

On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:10:42 +0000 (UTC), Jonesy via ubuntu-users wrote:

is it using a backported KPTI patch set, respl. is it possible to
disable it by booting with nopti [1]? I don't have the time to read
changelogs at the moment.

Since a DAW not necessarily is connected to the Internet at all, but
requires best performance, disabling might be better, than using the
KPTI patch set and suffering from loss of performance.

lshw in centos 7


I've been running lshw for years in both Centos 6 and Centos 7, yet
just recently it started hanging. Neither a Control^C nor a "kill"
of the process cured the hang; only a reboot.

When I run it by hand from the command line, it displays stuff on the
next line overwriting it with things like PCI, USB. And USB is the
last thing I see. A Control-C does not unlock it.

I am running lshw-B.02.18-7.el7.x86_64. The CPU is an Intel
I7-3770K, running CentOS 7.4.1708

Is there any idea?

Call for testing: kernel 4.14.13-200.fc26 / 4.14.13-300.fc27 - initial Spectre mitigations

Hi folks!

Kernel updates for Fedora 26 and Fedora 27 are now available with
initial mitigations for both Spectre variants. As the update
description states:

"This is also the first update to contain some spectre mitigations.
Some patches for variant 1 as well as the initial retpoline build for
variant 2. These variant 2 mitigations will improve with further
patches, and once compiler support is improved."

As for the Meltdown fix, the testing we're primarily interested here is
just to boot the kernel and verify that it doesn't break anything

Planned Outage: nuancier - 2018/01/12 10:00 UTC

Planned Outage: 2018-01-12 10:00 UTC

There will be an outage starting at 2018-01-12 10:00 UTC, which will last
approximately 30 minutes,

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

date -d '2018-01-12 10:00:00 UTC'

Reason for outage:

We need to update nuancier to its latest release which allows some time for the
moderators between the end of the submissions and the start of the votes.

Affected Services:

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

Contact Information:

Ticket Link: <a href="https://pa" title="https://pa">https://pa</a>

CentOS 7 autofs flakyness

I have a user who couldn't get in via WinSCP to a server. Got him to log
in via putty, and that was fine. But he still couldn't get in the other
way. At my manager's suggestion, I restarted autofs... and everything

Note that his home director5y was already automounted via NFS, after he
logged in via putty. We've seen other, similar oddities with NFS.

Python3 will be in next major RHEL release, please adjust %if statements accordingly

Python3 will be in the next major RHEL release. I don't mean RHEL
7.6, but with numbers higher than 7.
There are many, many packages with something like the following

if 0%{?fedora}
%define with_python3 1

If you have something like that, please change it to something like this.

if 0%{?fedora} || 0%{?rhel} > 7
%define with_python3 1

Thank You

Fedora 28 Rawhide 20180111.n.0 nightly compose nominated for testing

Announcing the creation of a new nightly release validation test event
for Fedora 28 Rawhide 20180111.n.0. Please help run some tests for this
nightly compose if you have time.

Schedule for Friday's FESCo Meeting (2018-01-12)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the
FESCo meeting Friday at 16:00UTC in #fedora-meeting on

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

or run:
date -d '2018-01-12 16:00 UTC'

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

= Followups =

= New Business =

#topic #1767 F28 Self Contained Changes
.fesco 1767
<a href="" title=""></a>

#topic #1808 inclusion of crippled (but free?) AAC decoder
.fesco 1808
<a href="" title=""></a>

#topic #18

/proc/sys/net/core/optmem_max on armv7l

Hello together,

I just noticed, there is a difference in the default value of
`/proc/sys/net/core/optmem_max` on armv7l:

On all arches it is 20480, but on armv7l it is 10240.

Is there any specific reason for limiting the maximum ancillary buffer
size allowed per socket on this arch?


Contribution to CentOS.


My name is Javier, live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and work in the
Network Operations Center of an Internet Service Provider as a Linux

I would like to contribute on the CentOS project as a tester or help
tracking bugs.

Thank you very much for your kind attention and sorry for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Javier Romero
E-mail: <a href="mailto: ... at gmail dot com"> ... at gmail dot com</a>
Skype: xavinux

Orphaned perl-Net-Ping-External, perl-Net-RawIP, python-4Suite-XML

I have orphaned:

- perl-Net-Ping-External (no in-Fedora users it seems)
- perl-Net-RawIP (used by sqlninja)
- python-4Suite-XML (used by python-amara and testoob)

Feel free to take them over.

Rename of webkitgtk4 to webkit2gtk3

Hi everyone,

just a heads-up that we are going to rename the webkitgtk4 package to
webkit2gtk3 in the rawhide - please see [0].

Rawhide / ruby / SystemStackError / "stack level too deep"

If anyone notices Ruby programs which suddenly start to throw stack
overflow errors (SystemStackError or the error message
"stack level too deep") but *only* in the latest Rawhide (glibc >=
2.26-9000, ruby >= 2.5.0), then I'm interested to hear from you.


Empty debugsourcefiles.list when building out of source


I'm trying to upgrade my OpenRCT 2 package [0] to fedora 27.

It looks like something changed regarding the generation of debug files because
I can't get it to build a .rpm anymore.

I get:

Processing files: OpenRCT2-debugsource-0.1.1-1.fc27.x86_64
error: Empty %files file /home/markand/rpmbuild/BUILD/OpenRCT2-0.1.1/debugsourcefiles.list

I guess this comes from the CMake invocation which is out of build as the
CMakeLists.txt in OpenRCT 2 requires building in a dedicated directory (they
forbid cmake . directly in source).

What should I do?

variant 2 not getting fixed

Dear team
My Guest os (CentOS 6.5 ,kernel version 2.6.32-696.18.7.el6.x86_64) is
running in ESXI server (VMware ESXi 5.5.0 build-6480324,
patch was applied ) .
I installed all the packages mention in <a href="" title=""></a>
The list of installed packages are ->

Fedora Rawhide-20180110.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 15/129 (x86_64), 4/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180108.n.0):

ID: 185174 Test: x86_64 Server-boot-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185175 Test: x86_64 Server-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185195 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_filesystem_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 185197 Test: i386 Server-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 1

January 2018 Elections: Interview period is open

Today we are starting the Interview period during which we will
prepare interviews with candidates to the following teams:

* FESCo (Engineering) [1]
* Fedora Council [2]
* Mindshare [3]

This period is open until 2018-Jan-15 at 23:59:59 UTC.

The questions for candidates can be found in the template files [4],
however this election features a new way to submit questionnaires.

Nominees submit their questionnaire answers via a private Pagure issue

subscription-manager & related packages naming


I am working on a PR to get subscription-manager and related packages
packaged for python 3 for Fedora (see
<a href="" title=""></a>), and we're
aware we've made some naming decisions in the past that aren't quite up
to the python package naming conventions.

CentOS PaaS SIG meeting (2018-01-10)

It's time for our weekly PaaS SIG sync-up meeting

Time: 1700 UTC - Wedensdays (date -d "1700 UTC")
Where: IRC- Freenode - #centos-devel

- OpenShift Current Status
-- rpms
-- Automated rpm building and Automated testing
-- Multi-arch
-- Documentation
-- Images and Image building
-- minishift / kompose / kedge
- Open Floor

Minutes from last meeting:
<a href="" title=""></a>

1600x900 not available

My laptop is a Dell XPS-13 running CentOS 7.  It has a 13" 1920x1080
screen and it's a bit difficult for my mid-40s eyesight.  Fedora and
Debian, on this laptop, give me the option of choosing 1600x900 which is
much easier for me to read but CentOS doesn't show this resolution as

I followed the steps I found in a post on stackexchange using xrandr,
substituting 1600x900 where applicable and it worked but, once I
rebooted, it went back to 1920x1080 with no 1600x900 option in

Is there a way I can add 1600x900 resolution the list of available
resolutions in

scotch: packaging a version with 64bit integers


I've received a request to package a version of scotch with 64bit
integers (as opposed to 32bit). I suppose the details are less
important, the bottom line is

scotch 32bit: typedef int32_t SCOTCH_Num;

scotch 64bit: typedef int64_t SCOTCH_Num;

where SCOTCH_Num affects the public ABI and is used by third parties
which use scotch.

Upstream allows selecting the integer size at compile-time (i.e. passing
-DINTSIZE64 for int64_t).

F28 System Wide Change: Rename "nobody" user

= System Wide Change: Rename "nobody" user =
<a href="" title=""></a>

Change owner(s):
*Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <zbyszek AT in DOT waw DOT pl>
* Lennart Poettering <lpoetter AT redhat DOT com>

Use "nobody:nobody" as the names for the kernel overflow UID:GID pair,
and retire the old "nfsnobody" name and the old "nobody:nogroup" pair
with 99:99 numbers

== Detailed Description ==
Status quo: Fedora statically defines "nobody:nobody" pair with
uid:gid of 99:99 in setup.rpm, and "nfsnobody:nfsnobody" pair with
uid:gid of 65534:65534 in nfs-utils.rpm.

This is

kernel 4.4.0-108 / 16.04 LTS does not boot anymore

Hi there,

my good old pc  running 16.04 LTS Desktop got a an update today.

Now it does not boot any more.

it is a: Intel® Core™ i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4

The kernel it got is 4.4.0-108.

Fro this one it does not boot any more.

Kernel 4.4.0-104 boots fine.

Is there something I can do about this?



soft lockup after set multicast_router of bridge and it's port to 2

After I set multicast_router of bridge and it's port to 2, like following:
echo 2 > /sys/devices/virtual/net/eth81/bridge/multicast_router
echo 2 > /sys/devices/virtual/net/bond2/brport/multicast_router
Then soft lockup occured:
Message from syslogd@node-0 at Jan 9 15:47:12 ...
kernel:BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 61s!

ISC DHCP license change notificcation

Internet Systems Consortium, has changed license of DHCP from ISC to
MPL 2.0 [1] since 4.4.0 (which will land rawhide soon).

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

community-mysql update needs testing!


I'm in a hurry for this update to get to the stable repository, however it
contains OpenSSL update, which should be tested by many more users, to be

All karma - positive or neagitve - will be welcomed!

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


Get stubby into Fedora to provide safe DNS resolution via DNS-over-TLS

Providing privacy and security for DNS! (especially after dnscrypt is discontinued now).
It would be nice to have this in Fedora.

<a href="" title=""></a>
GitHub: <a href="" title=""></a>
For distro status see: <a href="" title=""></a>

HEADS UP - Changes to Ghostscript package in F28

​​Hello guys! :)

Initial NOTE: I have made some bigger changes in Ghostscript package during
the cleanup, which should be self-contained.

Planned Outage - Taskotron update - 2018-01-09 @ 22:00 UTC

Apologies on not announcing this farther ahead of time.

There will be an outage starting at 2018-01-09 22:00:00 UTC, which will
last 4-6 hours.

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

date -d '2018-01-09 22:00:00 UTC'

Reason for outage:

We are upgrading the hosts which run the services required for
Taskotron. This will not affect resultsdb as this will be upgraded at a
later date.

Affected Services:

Contact Information:

Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on

Upgrade soname version of qrencode in Rawhide

Dear Fedora Devops,

qrencode (critpath) package has been updated in rawhide branch.

Major change:

If you need to report any issue:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Koji build:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Many packages requires libqrencode (systemd, etc...) so take care
about compatibility breakage.

best regards,

FreeIPA - client/replica errors

hi, free IPA everyone?

I wanted to ask if you maybe seen below errors.

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