Reminder: Fedora 29 self-contained change deadline

Hello everyone,

This is your reminder that the deadline for self-contained changes is
24 July 2018. The full Fedora 29 schedule is available at
<a href="" title=""></a>

Changes not marked with the "ChangeReadyForWrangler" category by the
deadline will be moved to Fedora 30.

Mass rebuild, mass Golang packages failures


Since the mass rebuild and maybe because of Golang 1.11 beta 1, all the Golang
package containing a binary fail because the debuginfo are not generated:

RPM build errors:
error: Empty %files file /builddir/build/BUILD/rclone-1.42/
Empty %files file /builddir/build/BUILD/rclone-1.42/debugsourcefiles.list
Child return code was: 1

whereas it was working correctly before.

Has anyone any idea what is causing this and how it can be fixed?

Best regards,


Adding pgadmin4 to Fedora repository

Fedora 28 launched with PostgreSQL 10. The PostgreSQL GUI tool in the
repository -- pgadmin3 -- only works through version 9.x.

Reminder meeting : Modularity Office Hours

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity Office Hours on 2018-07-17 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>

Build failures of packages which use waf as build system

Hi all,

I found many build failure of packages using waf as build system.
This is due to recent move of /usr/bin/python into a separate package

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

Many audio related packages have this problem.

I fixed some of these audio packages, prefixing waf calls with
%{__python2} macro.

Lots a permission denied activity


I have been testing a new set of audit rules and have run across some
processes that are doing things that might out to be changed. Typically,
audit users expect a normally functioning system to not be noisy. There is a
requirement to audit failed file access due to permission denied. What I'm
finding is that two processes are generating tens of thousands of events
every day.

There is a /usr/libexec/tracker-extract process that searches my directories
about every 11 seconds. I can imagine on a laptop that would be a lot of disk

Schedule for today's FESCo Meeting (2018-07-16)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the
FESCo meeting Monday 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 '2018-07-16 15:00 UTC'

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

#topic #1936 F29 Self Contained Change: Deprecate YUM 3
.fesco 1936
<a href="" title=""></a>

= New business =

#topic #1940 F29 System Wide Change: Zchunk Metadata
.fesco 1940
<a href="" title=""></a>

= O

perl-File-MMagic license corrected

I corrected a license tag at the perl-File-MMagic-1.30-16.fc29 package
from "ASL 1.0 and BSD" to "App-s2p and ASL 1.0 and BSD".

-- Petr

evemu license change

Was a single package GPLv3+, is now split into a evemu-libs subpackage
LGPLv3+ and the evemu package (still GPLv3+).


sip-related build failures in rawhide


A few days ago scidavis builds started failing in rawhide. Someone
mentioned here that sip was to blame for a number of such failures and
according to koschei they started to happen after the update from
sip-4.19.9-0.2.dev1805261119.fc29 to sip-4.19.12-2.fc29.

According to the logs[0], sip can't find a file:
sip: Unable to find file "QtCore/QtCoremod.sip"

which results in a number of files not getting generated.

Is this a bug in sip, do I need to change something in my spec file,
or should I contact upstream?

Best regards,


xfig license change

License of xfig package was changed

PR submitted, not yet merged:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Hans or Steve, please, merge.


transfig license change

License of transfig package was changed

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

Fedora Rawhide-20180714.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 44/138 (x86_64), 23/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180711.n.0):

ID: 257505 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_default_upload
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257518 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_repository_nfs_variation
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257519 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_repository_nfs_graphical
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257526 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso install_updates_nfs
URL: <a href="https://openqa.fedora" title="https://openqa.fedora">https://openqa.fedora</a>

Fedora updates-20180715.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomichost qcow2 x86_64
Atomichost raw-xz x86_64

Passed openQA tests: 2/2 (x86_64)

New passes (same test did not pass in updates-20180713.0):

ID: 257682 Test: x86_64 AtomicHost-dvd_ostree-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257683 Test: x86_64 AtomicHost-dvd_ostree-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

2018-07-16 @ 16:00 UTC - Fedora 29 Blocker Review Meeting

# F29 Blocker Review meeting
# Date: 2018-07-16
# Time: 16:00 UTC
# Location: #fedora-blocker-review on

Hi folks! We have 4 proposed Beta blockers to review, so let's have a
review meeting on Monday.

If you have time this weekend, you can take a look at the proposed or
accepted blockers before the meeting - the full lists can be found
here: <a href="" title=""></a> .

We'll be evaluating these bugs to see if they violate any of the
Release Criteria and warrant the blocking of a release if they're not

2018-07-16 @ 15:00 UTC - Fedora QA Meeting

# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2018-07-16
# Time: 15:00 UTC
(<a href="" title=""></a>)
# Location: #fedora-meeting on

Greetings testers!

We didn't meet last week, and there are Interesting Times going on in
Rawhide (and I think Test Day land) right now, so let's meet on Monday!

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 (DNF 3, Python 3.7, mass rebuild, binutils...)
3. Test Day status
4. Open floor

Self Introduction: Chris/BunnyApocalypse

Hello all, I'm Chris King, and on the internet I go by BunnyApocalypse, a name which I created in 6th grade, and has stuck with me ever since.

I am a foss enthusiast and have been using Linux as my daily driver for a few years now, although I only recently switched to Fedora. I don't have any major experience to contributing to large open source projects, but I have a few small ones on my GitHub here: <a href="" title=""></a>.

fsck error creating live cd


I was trying to build a live cd with livecd-creator and towards the
latter part of the process I encountered the following error,

Checking filesystem /var/tmp/imgcreate-230i9kyl/tmp-fjf6k6vu/ext3fs.img
resizing /var/tmp/imgcreate-230i9kyl/tmp-fjf6k6vu/ext3fs.img
Checking filesystem /var/tmp/imgcreate-230i9kyl/tmp-fjf6k6vu/ext3fs.img
Error creating Live CD : fsck after resize returned an error (1)!

I also tried with increasing the value of ,
part / --size
in kick start file, but still get the same error.

What should I do to overcome this error?

Intend to retire python-openstack-nose-plugin

the subject says it, I'm intending to retire
python-openstack-nose-plugin. It is old,
very old. Last commit upstream was 2012.

Any takers, otherwise I'd retire it in a week.


Self Introduction: Kairui Song

Hi all,

I'm working on submitting a package, it's my first package. So I want to
give a brief self-introduction here.

My name is Kairui Song, I'm a software engineer at Red Hat, have been a Red
Hat employee for two years, and start working on kdump / kexec and related
components recently. Have been a Linux user/fan/enthusiast for about 4
years since college, started with customizing and optimize my smartphone's
kernel. Besides this, I also have some experience working as a full-stack
developer, and I enjoy learning and try all kinds of new things and tech

Packages needlessly use __provides_exclude_from on python sitearch

There are 56 packages that use something like this:

%global __provides_exclude_from ^(%{python_sitearch}/.*\\.so)$
%global __provides_exclude_from ^(%{python2_sitearch}/.*\\.so)$
%global __provides_exclude_from ^(%{python3_sitearch}/.*\\.so)$
%global __provides_exclude_from

and 68 like this:

%filter_provides_in %{python_sitearch}/whatnot/.*\.so$
%filter_provides_in %{python2_sitearch}/.*\.so$
%filter_provides_in %{python2_sitearch}/.*\.so$ %{python3_sitearch}/.*\.so$

The full list can be obtained by:

$ rg '(filter_provides_in|__

OCaml 4.07.0 is now in Fedora 29

OCaml 4.07.0 was released on Tuesday and it's in Fedora Rawhide today.
All packages that use OCaml have been recompiled except:

- why3: "Error: Unbound module Stdlib" - probably needs an
upstream change

If you see any other problems related to OCaml compilation with the
new package then let me know.


glassfish-el-javadoc license change

License of glassfish-el-javadoc package was changed

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

Fedora Rawhide-20180711.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 19/138 (x86_64), 23/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180710.n.0):

ID: 256995 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_firewall_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 256998 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_database_server
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257000 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_domain_controller
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 257055 Test: x86_64 AtomicWorkstation-dvd_ostree-iso install_no_user

Schedule for Thursday's FPC Meeting (2018-07-12 16:00 UTC)

  Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FPC
meeting Thursday at 2018-07-12 16:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on

  Local time information (via.

Haskell failures: relocation refers to local symbol "" [1], which is defined in a discarded section

Hello all,

All Haskell packages seem to be broken now, e.g., ghc-optional-args [1] or anything on koschei [2].

Fedora 27 Candidate Update-20180711.1812 Available Now!

According to the schedule [1], Fedora 27 Candidate Update-20180711.1812 is now
available for testing. Please help us complete all the validation

Flock Update - ~1 month away

An Update on Flock

* New Sponsor

Some of you may have noticed that the ARM Foundation is now a Gold Sponsor
for Flock.

* Tickets and T-shirts

My tardiness at getting t-shirts ordered is to your BENEFIT. The tickets
that have t-shirts associated with them have been extended until tomorrow,
12 July. Get your order in now if you want to be assured of getting a

Tickets that don't guarantee a t-shirt or lunch, will be available until 8

* Transportation Details

Transportation Information has been added to the website as provided by
Amit Shah.

Rawhide Rebase Warning to Package Maintainers


This e-mail is intended to inform you about the upcoming Bugzilla changes
happening on 2018-08-14 (Rawhide bug rebase) and what you need to do,
if anything.

We will be automatically changing the version for most rawhide bugs to
Fedora 29.
This will result in regular bugs reported against rawhide during the Fedora 29
development cycle being changed to version ‘29' instead of their current
assignment, ‘rawhide’.

F29 Self Contained Change: Update comps to use Python 3

= Proposed self contained change =
<a href="" title=""></a>

* Owner:

Change the comps groups python-classroom, engineering-and-scientific,
development-libs, cloud-management, font-design, mysql,
robotics-suite, authoring-and-publishing and electronic-lab to use
python3 packages instead of the python2 ones.

Fedora c++ default build flags

during a discussion with upstream (MongoDB) they asked me about default
Fedora C/C++ build flags. And I don't remember all Fedora System Wide
changes where it was introduced,... so is there some place where it's

Main upstream question was:
I don't know what is in those various hardening scripts, so hard to say
what they do. I am somewhat interested in whether you think we should
be applying these flags for our hardened builds.

Update to podofo-0.9.6 in rawhide


I'm updating podofo to version 0.9.6 in rawhide. It carries a soname
bump ( ->, but all affected
packages build without changes against the new version [1].

Intent to retire cryptominisat4

With cvc4 1.6 building in Rawhide right now, the last Fedora user of
cryptominisat 4.x is gone. All Fedora consumers are now on
cryptominisat 5.x, which is in the cryptominisat package.
Consequently, I intend to retire the cryptominisat4 package soon. If
somebody needs it, let me know and I will give it to you instead of
retiring it.

cvc4 license change

The license of cvc4 has been corrected from GPv3+ to "Boost and BSD
and MIT". Since that is a less restrictive license, it should cause
no issues.

Packages which use banned tags

The packaging guidelines indicate that the following tags must not be
<a href="" title=""></a>

I wasn't aware that a package would even build if the first three were
used, but it seems that a few instances of these tags persist.

Nothing uses Copyright:.

Five packages use Vendor:
dpkg etoys gold netbeans storhaug

Packager: is used by mcollective

apmud has Prereq: chkconfig which is obviously a sign that something is

Packages which use the BuildRoot: directive

The Packaging Guidelines indicate that BuildRoot: should not be used in
Fedora specfiles.

The BuildRoot: tag has not been required since RHEL6 and was also not
required in EPEL5 (due to some magic in epel-rpm-macros). It has not
been needed in any Fedora release since at least Fedora 12.

It has already been removed from most packages due to previous efforts
but it lingers in a few (91, to be exact).

GCC 8/9 ABI change: call for rebuilds

Recently a serious bug in the compiler was discovered whereby we miscompiled
several packages. The problem only occurs in C++ programs that contain a class
with a trivial move constructor and deleted copy constructor. For such
programs, the calling convention changed inappropriately, in the sense that an
object was passed via memory rather than via registers. See

I did a scratch mass rebuild with a specially-tweaked gcc in order to find out
which packages need to be rebuilt.

Fedora Rawhide-20180710.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 19/138 (x86_64), 23/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180709.n.0):

ID: 256117 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_update_cli
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 256131 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_notifications_live
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 256134 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_notifications_postinstall
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 256137 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_update_graphical
URL: <a href="https://op" title="https://op">https://op</a>

Fedora Atomic Host Two Week Release Announcement: 28.20180708.0

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

Version: 28.20180708.0
Commit(x86_64): 5736e832b1fd59208465458265136fbe2aa4ba89517d8bdcc91bc84724f40a8e
Commit(aarch64): 4066f8e2f2f13709d0cf9a562a1f24cd2459bdc9f13e1ea1034a367586f79dac
Commit(ppc64le): a197bd8bfb8cf039e8f2cccf7f743cbb92dde30fffa6ccb0729f8ad13e757b17

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.

Orphaning metamorphose2

Good Morning Everyone,

metamorphose2 is a small wxPython (GUI) app allowing to mass-rename files.
The last commit upstream is from July 22nd 2016, so almost 2 years ago.
It fails to build from source now.

I'm intending to orphan it.

If someone is interested in picking it up, let me know and I'll give it to you


Orphaning eclipse-xtext and dependencies

eclipse-xtext and its dependencies eclipse-xpand and eclipse-emf-mwe have
just been orphaned. Eclipse SIG has no use of these packages anymore
(despite them being really active upstream), the build system is quite
complicated and they haven't been properly kept upto date lately.

linker errors (since binutils-2.30.90-1.fc29?) : _end: invalid version 21 (max 0), error adding symbols: bad value

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

Haven't been able to successfully build anything in rawhide recently.

-- Rex

gcc/gcc-c++ removal from buildroot and more

Hello everyone,

today we finally dropped gcc and gcc-c++ from the buildroot
<>. This
made 12 packages go away along with 134MB installed size. This means that
you need to add gcc/gcc-c++ in the BuildRequires (guidelines stated this
for few years but not many were following them).

Also Mark fixed bug today which was pulling in systemd in the buildroot
which was pulling gnutls/libgcrypt/nettle and stuff like that.

Reminder meeting : Modularity WG (once every two weeks)

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity WG (once every two weeks) on 2018-07-10 from 10:00:00 to 11:00:00 US/Eastern
At <a href="mailto:fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot">fedora-meeting- ... at irc dot</a>

The meeting will be about:
Meeting of the Modularity Working Group.

More information available at: [Modularity Working Group wiki page](<a href="" title=""></a>)

The agenda for the meeting is available at [modularity-wg-agendas pad](<a href="" title=""></a>).

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

Fedora Rawhide-20180709.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 7/138 (x86_64), 23/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180707.n.2):

ID: 255930 Test: x86_64 Workstation-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 255953 Test: x86_64 AtomicWorkstation-dvd_ostree-iso install_default@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Old failures (same test failed in Rawhide-20180707.n.2):

ID: 255892 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_firewall_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 255895 Test: x86_64 Server-

libicu 62 update with soname bump in rawhide/F29


I'm updating icu to 62.1 in rawhide and rebuilding anything that links with libicu.

soname bump hyperscan in rawhide

Hyperscan 5.0.0 has been released and the soname has been bumped.

As far as I can tell the only affected package is suricata which I will
take care of.


Outage: Fedora Infrastructure housed at Ibiblio 2017-07-10 14:00 UTC

Ibiblio downtime/outage 2018-07-11 (affects torrents/people)
Created seconds ago by smooge
Modified just now

There will be an outage starting at 2018-07-10 14:00UTC, which will
last approximately 6 hours.

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

or run:

date -d '2018-07-10 14:00UTC'

Reason for outage:

The racks the servers are in are getting decommissioned and the
servers need to be moved to across the network.

Affected Services:

Any service housed in ibiblio including torrent and

Contact Information:


Heads up: soname bump of liblouis and liblouisutdml

Hello all,

I've just updated liblouis and liblouisutdml in rawhide to the latest
upstream releases.

Orphaning not-yet-commons-ssl

I've just orphaned not-yet-commons-ssl [1]. It is a dependency of
eclipse-fedorapackager but I'm not sure how useful this dependency still is
I haven't used it lately. The library has a dependency on
jakarta-commons-httpclient which has been EOLed in 2011 [2] .

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

Firefox lost my session after update

Anyone else has experienced this? I rebooted my laptop after some time
and newer version of Firefox(60.0.2-1.f27) kicked in. Unfortunately my
session is lost and I cannot seem to be able to restore it in any way.
From what I've heard I am not the only one here in the office who ran
into this.

Research survey: Impact of Microsoft Acquisition of GitHub

Dear Fedora developers, 

I am Natnaree Asavaseri and currently undertaking a research internship at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan. Note that we are not biased to either GitHub or Microsoft, and this is purely from an empirical research perspective. 

As a part of my research in the field of Software Engineering (SE), my professors and I are analyzing the impact of Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub.

I orphaned pam_radius. It needs a new maintainer.

I orphaned pam_radius.

It needs a new maintainer.

Removal of GCC from the buildroot

As per Changes/Remove GCC from BuildRoot
<>, I'm
going to automatically add BuildRequires: gcc and/or BuildRequires: gcc-c++
to packages which fail to build with common messages (like gcc: command not
found, also autotools/cmake/meson are supported).

I'm going to do this tomorrow.

After which, I'm going to ask rel-eng to finally remove it from buildroot.
This will happen before mass rebuild. Stay tuned.

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