Proposal: Add release announcement post to Go/No-Go criteria

With today's Beta release, the release announcement post for Fedora
Magazine was not ready. As a result, the announcement went out a
little late and then only due to a drop-everything effort (thanks,
stickster!). We have a proposal to add a fourth criterion for the
Go/No-Go decision, beginning with F29 Final:

4. The release announcement post for Fedora Magazine is substantially complete

As a reminder, these are the existing criteria:

1. No remaining blocker bugs
2. Release candidate compose is available
3. Test matrices for [milestone = Alpha, Beta, Final] are fully completed

CVE-2018-14634 and kernel-debuginfo ?

The current mitigation for CVE-2018-14634 is a systemtap script
mentioned here:

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

It also mentions that one can build a kernel module to distribute
to other machines, but in any case one needs the corresponding
debuginfo packages to do either.

After enabling CentOS-Debug.repo, what I get is:

which doesn't match, since I'm not running the kernel,
so the systemtap script fails (tested only on CentOS 6 for the moment).

Is there some way to get kernel-debuginfo-2.6.32-754.3.

printer problem

I'm trying to set up a networked printer on a fresh install of
Ubuntu-Mate (18.04.1) on a new PC.

The printer is detected by the new printer install but after searching
for drivers, I get a cups server error "server-error-internal-error".

The printer (Canon MX920 series) set up easily and worked perfectly well
on the old PC under 18.04.1 and previous versions of Ubuntu

I'd really appreciate some suggestions.
- Richard.

Request for publishing sensu in ppc64le opstools


Trevor Vardeman <Vorrtex>, Adam Kimball <baha>, and myself <mjturek>
have been looking into TripleO container builds for ppc64le. This led to
finding some missing dependencies. The current one we're struggling with
is sensu.

It seems like all of the dependencies for running sensu are published in
ppc64le-opstools [0]. Additionally, the sensu package itself is noarch.

Fedora Atomic Host Two Week Release Announcement: 28.20180923.0

A new Fedora Atomic Host update is available via an OSTree update:

Version: 28.20180923.0
Commit(x86_64): 8b82902a0ca203645e9e288b8a0bbf9fe525749ec67cd674e6715daa64e5b7dd
Commit(aarch64): 9303c782b619bfeccfc8b0fb86a16ebf40b48c7c65e08d16c999b1618fd8b417
Commit(ppc64le): d789fe23cb4bba0d5d24fd345358d122b8caef97ab2572ad23292025823888ff

We are releasing images from multiple architectures but please note
that x86_64 architecture is the only one that undergoes automated
testing at this time.

Existing systems can be upgraded in place via e.g.

Fedora 29 Beta Release Announcement

Fedora 29 Beta Released
We're excited to announce the release of Fedora 29 Beta.

A short list of highlights:

* Modularity for all.

* The Workstation edition of Fedora 29 Beta features GNOME 3.30.

* Fedora Atomic Workstation was rebranded as Fedora Silverblue.

* And more...

For more details about the release, read the full announcement at

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

or look for the prerelease pages in the download sections at

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

Since this is a Beta release, we expect that you may encounter bugs or

Fedora for Web Development fail

Hi fedora-devel,

This morning I set out to set up a VM for web development for a project I've been working on so I could access my development environment from multiple locations / workstations without having to set it up again and again on different systems.

I had a surprisingly difficult time in doing this.

GNOME 3.30.1 megaupdate

Hi all,

It's 3.30.1 release this week and you all know the drill for megaupdates
in Fedora :) We have f29-gnome tag for building and I'll collect all the
builds that are tagged with f29-gnome and put them in Bodhi once
everything is built.


Fedora Rawhide-20180924.n.2 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 7/132 (x86_64), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180919.n.0):

ID: 285135 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_repository_nfs_graphical
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 285142 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_repository_nfs_variation
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 285167 Test: x86_64 Workstation-boot-iso memory_check@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 285217 Test: x86_64 universal install_repository_http_variation
URL: <a href="https://openqa.fedoraproje" title="https://openqa.fedoraproje">https://openqa.fedoraproje</a>

Meson 0.48.0

Hello folks,

new meson release is out (release notes
<>) which removes tools
which are deprecated for quite long time:
* mesonconf
* mesonintrospect
* mesontest
* wraptool

I will push it now for Rawhide and F29. F28 and EPEL7 won't get update
because of this incompatibility, but if you need it for building updates --
let me know and I will consider pushing it even there.

Thanks for attention!

PyWavelets 1.x is coming to Rawhide

Release notes:

There are some incompatible changes so I'm building it only for Rawhide.

Just wanted to let you know yet another software reaching 1.0 milestone.
Enjoy ;)

Reminder meeting : Modularity Office Hours

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity Office Hours on 2018-09-25 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>

Azure cli in cbs ?


There was some movement towards getting the Azure cli ( az ) into a cbs
repo, any news on that ?


Fedora 30 Self-Contained Change proposal: PHP 7.3

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

= PHP 7.3 =

== Summary ==
Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x

== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:Remi| Remi Collet]] and [[SIGs/PHP|PHP SIG]]
* Email: remi at fedoraproject dot org

== Detailed Description ==
Update the PHP stack in Fedora to latest version 7.3.x.

* [ First RC] was
released on Sept 13th
* PHP 7.3.0 is [ planed] for end of
year, which seems compatible with Fedora roadmap.

Compatibility for PHP code is very good.

== Benefit to Fedora ==

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Andreas Hasenack

Hello everyone,

Please congratulate Andreas on his today's successful Ubuntu Core
Developer application! Great to have you on the team.


Proposal: +1 vanguards


Seeing as there doesn't seem to be much activity on the patch pilot
program, and we could make use of the same kind of story for archive
health in general, I'd like to propose the idea of "+1 vanguards" to
replace patch piloting.

Developers could sign up for their own "shift" of looking after
proposed migration, FTBFS, etc. as well as signing up as mentors or
point of contact for new contributors wishing to participate in the
general health of the devel series.

ecryptfs - bug reported

hi guys

I've reported this - <a href="" title=""></a> - a while
ago. I'd like to ask if there is anybody looking into this?

many thanks, L.

Orphaning some Java packages

TL;DR I am planning to orphan Java packages listed below soon after
Fedora 29 GA. Let me know if you want to adopt any of them.

I'm in the process of transitioning maintenance of all software to
modules only. The reason is that module maintenance is much easier
compared to maintenance of non-modular, "ursine" packages.

qpdf soname bump in rawhide to 21.2.1


qpdf got new version and I would like to rebase our rawhide version, but
two packages will need to be rebuilt, because they depends on libqpdf

Schedule for Monday's FESCo Meeting (2018-09-24)

Hello everyone,

we have no tickets on the agenda for the FESCo meeting today,
so hopefully it will be short one.

The meeting will be held 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 '2018-09-24 15:00 UTC'

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

If you would like to add something to this agenda, you can reply to
this e-mail, file a new issue at <a href="" title=""></a>, e-mail me
directly, or bring it up at the end of the meeting, during the op

C7 and default sound

When I right click on desktop and bring up "sound". I have two items.

Digital output (S/PDIF) buildin audio
HDMI/Displayport 2 - Gk208 HDMI audio controller

It seems I always default to S/PDIF.... How can I get this to default to
HDMI always ? If I select HDMI and reboot it goes back to S/PDIF. I am
running pulse audio.



Fedora 29-20180923.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 4/132 (x86_64), 1/2 (arm)

ID: 284724 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso install_default_upload
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284738 Test: x86_64 Workstation-boot-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284750 Test: x86_64 KDE-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284756 Test: arm Minimal-raw_xz-raw.xz install_arm_image_deployment_upload
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284792 Test: x86_64 universal i

mirrorlist code updated / SIGs and AltArch support rolled-in


Recently I had to update the existing code running behind (the service that returns you a list of validated
mirrors for yum, see the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS*.repo file) as it was
still using the Maxmind GeoIP Legacy country database. As you can
probably know, Maxmind announced that they're discontinuing the Legacy
DB, so that was one reason to update the code.

DNF and Modularity

I have to admit that I am a bit puzzled about DNF behavior with modularity.

I have installed repo files with modularity repos, but all of them are disabled. I have no module enabled on my system
(F29 BTW).

Fedora 29 Branched 20180923.n.0 nightly compose nominated for testing

Announcing the creation of a new nightly release validation test event
for Fedora 29 Branched 20180923.n.0. Please help run some tests for this
nightly compose if you have time.

Has something replaced rhn-ssl-tool?

Using CentOS 7.5, I can't (and don't expect) to see rhn-ssl-tool.

But I was expecting to find something similar.

2018-09-24 @ 16:00 UTC - Fedora 29 Blocker Review Meeting

# F29 Blocker Review meeting
# Date: 2018-09-24
# Time: 16:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-blocker-review on

Hi folks! We have 9 proposed Final blockers and 3 proposed Final freeze
exceptions to review, so let's have a review meeting tomorrow.

2018-09-24 @ 15:00 UTC - Fedora QA Meeting

# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2018-09-24
# Time: 15:00 UTC
(<a href="" title=""></a>)
# Location: #fedora-meeting on

Greetings testers!

Time for a post-Beta meeting to check in on F29 status, look at some
release criteria proposals, and...more!

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. Fedora 29 status
3. Proposed release criteria discussion (optical discs, printing, fwraid)
4. Test Day status
5. Open floor

Re: App version & installed?

21 September 2018 at 7:54, Colin Law wrote:
Re: App version & installed?

orphaning LabPlot

I intent to orphan LabPlot soon. If anyone is interested, I can transfer
this package to that person.

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

Fedora 29-20180922.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 5/132 (x86_64), 1/2 (arm)

ID: 284364 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284380 Test: x86_64 KDE-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284386 Test: arm Minimal-raw_xz-raw.xz install_arm_image_deployment_upload
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284420 Test: x86_64 universal install_delete_partial@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284427 Test: x86_64 univ

Self Introduction: Julio Gonzalez Gil

Hi everyone,

As requested by maintainers guide, I am introducing myself to the community.

I am working as Release Engineer for the last 6 years, and since one year
ago for SUSE as Release Engineer for SUSE Manager and the community
developed Uyuni [1] (however keep in mind my participation at Fedora will
be strictly personal).

I collaborate with some tds_fdw [2] (a PostgreSQL extension to connect to
MSSQL) as Release Engineer, and publish (unofficially) a number of GitHub
repositories and OpenBuildService projects with scripts and SPEC files to
build packages such as, for example, sonatype'

3 days vs 7 days

Koji seems to be requiring 7 days in -testing for F29. Shouldn't it
be requiring 3 days at this point?

Request for help with antlr4

We're heading for a Fedora 29 release with a broken coq/frama-c/why3
stack. I've got fixes waiting in the wings, but they're blocked on
these antlr4 bugs:

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

Time is running out, and the antlr4 maintainer clearly doesn't have
time to do anything about the situation. I don't have the bandwidth
to just jump in and take over. Is there anybody who can help with the
2 new Java packages required to upgrade antlr4, and the actual upgrade

Release-monitoring github issues?

I just saw a remark on another mailing list about an updated version
of a package I maintain. Sure enough, a new version was released, but
I never got email from about it. So I started
checking, and I've got nearly 2 dozen packages with new versions
upstream, but nary an email about it.

It looks like something might be broken with monitoring github. None
of the new versions have shown up on, and they
all show errors in the logs.

dnf: update julia would remove dnf??

sudo dnf update --enablerepo=rawhide julia

Dependencies resolved.

Problem: The operation would result in removing the following protected
packages: dnf
Package Arch Version
Repository Size

Fedora Rawhide-20180919.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 8/132 (x86_64), 1/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180917.n.1):

ID: 283832 Test: x86_64 Everything-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 283833 Test: x86_64 Everything-boot-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 283838 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso base_update_cli
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 283890 Test: x86_64 universal install_kickstart_firewall_disabled
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Fedora 29-20180919.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 3/132 (x86_64), 2/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

ID: 284048 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284064 Test: x86_64 KDE-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284069 Test: i386 KDE-live-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284070 Test: arm Minimal-raw_xz-raw.xz install_arm_image_deployment_upload
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 284136 Test: x86_64 un

ssh to windows, terminal doesn't work.

I enabled ssh server on a windows desktop, and I can now ssh to it from my
ubuntu laptop, and run cmd.exe, powershell and bash (WSL) which all work
fine, except that in none of them do terminal applications work properly.
*man* shows me the the first page, and then subsequent pages are scrunched
on the last line. vim does very weird stuff. the whole window goes blank
when I delete a line, ^L brings it back, but the cursor is always off by
one line. it's unusable.

I tried asking on an MS forum, no response so far. Any ideas what to look

Semi-serious proposal: drop all optional entries from comps

Hi folks!

I am currently working on finding and removing all comps entries that
point to packages which don't exist any more.

There are quite a lot of them.

A lot of them are 'optional' entries.

While doing this extremely tedious task, it occurred to me to think:
what the hell is the *point* of these 'optional' entries any more,

In Ye Olde Days, there was an obvious point to them: they showed up in
the installer. Prior to Fedora 18, with the old anaconda UI, the
'package selection' screen gave you per-package selection within the
comps groups.

discover has no way to configure sources

I've lost the ability to configure sources in discover. Is this a
known issue, or am I missing something?

Fedora 29 compose report: 20180919.n.0 changes

===== SUMMARY =====
Added images: 2
Dropped images: 3
Added packages: 0
Dropped packages: 0
Upgraded packages: 1
Downgraded packages: 0

Size of added packages: 0 B
Size of dropped packages: 0 B
Size of upgraded packages: 14.86 MiB
Size of downgraded packages: 0 B

Size change of upgraded packages: 1.27 MiB
Size change of downgraded packages: 0 B

===== ADDED IMAGES =====
Image: Python_Classroom vagrant-libvirt i386
Path: Labs/i386/images/
Image: Python_Classroom vagrant-virtualbox i386

Crowdsourcing details of Ubuntu 18.04 Distro, Flavors & Debian derivatives

To have new better Bug#1 fixing so people can find wich for comparison
should b installed, for current and new users, of all Ubuntu distros, im
asking for crowdsourcing help of everyone working together to share
knowledge together in one spreadsheet.
At start 7 Ubuntu Flavors Compared: Kubuntu vs. Lubuntu vs. Xubuntu vs.
MATE vs. Budgie vs. Studio.

Koji: builds fails with "error retrieving sources"

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

It's not very clear what the actual error is, but I am fairly sure
that I have uploaded the correct sources for this:

$ fedpkg new-sources libguestfs-1.39.10.tar.gz
/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/fedora/client/ DeprecationWarning: fedora.client.bodhi has been deprecated. Please use bodhi.client.bindings instead.
File already uploaded: libguestfs-1.39.10.tar.gz
Source upload succeeded. Don't forget to commit the sources file


python2-future on fedora 30+

Hi all.

Are we ready for excluding python2-future on fedora 30+ ?

$ dnf repoquery --release rawhide --enablerepo=*-source
--disablerepo=rpmfusion* --whatrequires python2-future

Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:00 ago on ven 21 set 2018 14:41:49


Qt 5 update in rawhide


I'm updating all Qt 5 packages in rawhide now. Until all this is done, you may
experience broken dependencies for packages using Qt 5.


Heads Up: matplotlib 3 (no Python 2 support) in rawhide

We updated python-matplotlib to 3.0.0. It only supports Python 3. This
was done in Rawhide only.

The python2-matplotlib* subpackages were moved to a new SRPM,
python2-matplotlib (remains at 2.2.x), as plenty of cruft still needs
them :(

If you experience some relevant trouble (conflicts between packages,
blocked updates, unresolved deps, matplotlib not working, your plots
exploding...) please file bugs or let me know.

python2-matplotlib needs a maintainer. Volunteer at your local animal
shelter (e-mail me).

Firewall trouble with Kickstart


my goal is to install via kickstart a CentOS 7 NFS server but I fail to set the
firewall rules at installation time.
In my kickstart file I set:

# Firewall configuration
# ssh and NFS
# Ports 111 and 875 are for rquotad
firewall --enabled --ssh --service=nfs --port=111:tcp,111:upd,875:tcp,875:upd

On the installed server,  /root/anaconda-ks.cfg contains:
# Firewall configuration
firewall --enabled --port=111:tcp,111:upd,875:tcp,875:upd --service=ssh,nfs

But after install "firewall-cmd --list-all" returns:

public (active)
  target: default
  icmp-block-inversion: no

Will there be a resolution to the updater freezing issue, short of waiting
for the availability of future PPA updates, if they ever come?

This is affecting a huge amount of people, it seems. Is there no way to
backport any fixes from a later version to 5.12.6, or will Plasma 5.12.7
fix this for us?

Ubuntu doesn't enter any WM except Gnome on Wayland

Hello people.

I have a machine using Ubuntu 18.04 with the kernel 4.15.0-34-generic
using all the latest updates I have tried in the past to use another WM,
but every time and install one and reboot to select it at the login
screen it seems to load, a black screen appears and then the login
screen shows agains.

Some notes:

* I have tried to use KDE, lxde, xfce, i3, and xmonad.
* Unity and Gnome without Wayland also don't work.
* When the machine had few time after the update to 18.04 it was
possible to use Unity and non-Wayland Gnome, but I never used any
other WM.
* I believe it has so

Failed to get to installer for CentOS 7 VM under CentOS 6...

I just tried to create a CentOS 7 VM on a CentOS 6 host, but it crashes to the
dracut prompt. I am using the PXEBoot installer. I *think* it is unhappy
with the (virtual) graphics controller, but I am not sure.

The rdsosreport.txt file is available here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

SIG reports - October newsletter

I've begun to draft the October newsletter on If your
SIG would like to report anything to the broader CentOS community,
please do let me know what you'd like to say.

Or, if you'd like to edit it yourself, please go right ahead and make
your edits directly in my draft.

If there's other content you'd like to contribute to the newsletter,
please do let me know.

(no subject)

The Fedora 29 Beta RC5 compose [1] is GO and is going to be shipped
live on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

For more information please check the Go/No-Go meeting minutes [2] or logs [3].

Thank you to everyone who has and still is working on this release!

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

Packages with cicku as admin or with commit access


In the process of orphaning a few packages lately, I noticed that the
user "cicku" (Christopher Meng) still had commit or admin privelidges
on the package. That user hasn't been active for a couple of years,
and I vaguely remember packages that he owned being orphaned. But, it
seems like packages where he was co-maintainer had no changes.

Is this desirable for inactive developers? What if their account
became compromised?

Rocky RDO Release Announcement

If you're having trouble with the formatting, this release announcement is
available online <a href="" title=""></a>

Orphaning several nodejs-* packages

I'm planning to orphan the following packages tomorrow, as I don't use
them any more and don't have time to maintain them properly:

* nodejs-spdx-expression-parse-v2.0.2
* nodejs-aproba-v2.0.0
* nodejs-read-package-tree
* nodejs-less-3.8.1

If anyone would like to pick them up, let me know and I'll reassign

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