openQA test failures due to typing errors

Hi folks! Another note for anyone paying attention to openQA test

Since 2017-08-09 there's been kind of a flood of failures caused by
'typing errors' - that is, when the test runner is trying to type a
string into the test VM and it doesn't get through correctly (usually
due to one or more keypresses being dropped).

g2clib static lib file name change


I just build a new version of g2clib (upgraded from 1.4.0 to 1.6.0), and
with this change this static library for grib file handling changes name:
old: libgrib2c.a
new: libg2c_v1.6.0.a

I dont know of a packaging guideline that tells me to announce this, but
to prevent surprises for dependent packages I thought I'd mention it.

Best regards,


Planned Outage - Taskotron update - 2017-08-15 @16:00 UTC

Apologies on not announcing this farther ahead of time, the
announcement slipped through the cracks :(

There will be an outage starting at 2017-08-15 16:00:00 UTC, which will
last approximately 3 hours.

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

date -d '2017-08-15 16:00:00 UTC'

Reason for outage:

We are upgrading the hosts which run the services required for

Affected Services:

Contact Information:

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

tcp_wrappers deprecation

Hello Fedora devels and users,

more than three years ago, the same topic started discussion if we want
this package in Fedora or not and how [1]. The discussion resulted
mostly in flames and in the removal of the dependency on tcp_wrappers
from systemd. But it was quite agreed that it is considered as a
security layer for some users, if they use it correctly, or something
that is or should be replaced by firewalls.

So can we discuss it now once more without the affiliation to systemd?
The fact is that we still do not have any other replacement except

Council Elections - July/August 2017 - Result announcement

Greetings, all!

The elections for Council - July/August 2017 have concluded, and the
results are shown below.

Council is electing 1 seat this time. A total of 178 ballots were
cast, meaning a candidate could accumulate up to 890 votes (178 * 5).

The results for the elections are as follows:

# votes | name
- --------+----------------------
505 | Justin W.

Elections July/August 2017 to FESCo, FAmSCo - the 2nd round of Voting period has started

Hi Fedora community,

as the originally planned FAmSCo and FESCo Voting period was
cancelled, we are now starting the alternative Voting period to these
two teams.

Many 'map' SELinux denials in current Rawhide

Hi folks!

Just wanted to give a heads-up on this: it seems that a recent selinux-
policy update, 3.13.1-269 , introduced a new permission called 'map'.
This seems to have resulted in rather a large amount of new SELinux
denials for this permission in various cases. Some are fairly serious -

Reminder meeting : Modularity Office Hours

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity Office Hours on 2017-08-15 from 10:00:00 to 11:00:00 US/Eastern
At <a href="" title=""></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>

Fedora Rawhide-20170814.n.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Workstation live i386
Server boot i386
Atomic raw-xz x86_64
Kde live i386

Failed openQA tests: 42/137 (x86_64), 3/18 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

Old failures (same test failed in Rawhide-20170813.n.0):

ID: 129336 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_services_start
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 129337 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_firewall_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 129338 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_service_manipulation
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 129339 Test: x8

Adopting modem-manager-gui

I see that modem-manager-gui has been orphaned recently. I took a look at the package and didn't see any build failures, so this seems just a case of the packager dropping the pkg. I've managed to built it locally and have a scratch koji build, without any problems. As such, I'm willing to adopt the package.

Even though upstream seems to be no longer maintaining the software, it works okay (at least on my machine).

Drop Wireshark GTK+ GUI and use Qt version only


there is a new version of Wireshark available in Fedora Rawhide (2.4.0)
and it comes with both Qt and GTK+ GUI. Nonetheless the upstream
developers do not support GTK version any more.

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

I think it's time to drop it and use Wireshark Qt version only, because
it is the only GUI supported by upstream. What do you think, do you have
any objections?

Best regards,

Fedora packages point of contact updates

Change in package status over the last 168 hours

0 packages were orphaned
0 packages were retired
0 packages unorphaned
0 packages were unretired
0 packages were given
0 packages had new branches

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

FESCo elections are cancelled as list of nominees needs to be amended

Fedora community,

I need to inform you that currently running elections to FESCo needs
to be cancelled. As reported on Council ticket #131 [1], one of the
nominees to FESCo has already granted FESCo seat till end of the F27
period. As such his nomination for the current Elections needs to be
cancelled and subsequently we need to cancel the whole voting and run
it once more.

I would like to ask members of Fedora community to vote once more
starting on Tuesday 2017-Aug-15 00:00:00 UTC. The new voting period
will stop on 2017-Aug-21 at 23:59:00 UTC.

Fedora Rawhide-20170813.n.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Workstation live i386
Server boot i386
Atomic raw-xz x86_64
Kde live i386

Failed openQA tests: 49/137 (x86_64), 3/18 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20170812.n.0):

ID: 128831 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_update_cli
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128859 Test: x86_64 Workstation-live-iso desktop_notifications_live
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128861 Test: x86_64 Workstation-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128864 T

2017-08-14 @ 15:00 UTC - Fedora QA Meeting

# Fedora Quality Assurance Meeting
# Date: 2017-08-14
# Time: 15:00 UTC
(<a href="" title=""></a>)
# Location: #fedora-meeting on

Greetings testers!

It's time for another meeting! Let's see where we stand for F27 and
so on.

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 27 status
3. Test Day status
4. Onboarding status
5. Open floor

Orphaned Packages in rawhide (2017-08-13)

The following packages are orphaned and will be retired when they
are orphaned for six weeks, unless someone adopts them. If you know for sure
that the package should be retired, please do so now with a proper reason:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Note: If you received this mail directly you (co)maintain one of the affected
packages or a package that depends on one.

Fedora Rawhide-20170812.n.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Cloud_base qcow2 x86_64
Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Workstation live i386
Cloud_base raw-xz x86_64
Server boot i386
Atomic raw-xz x86_64
Kde live i386

Failed openQA tests: 41/137 (x86_64), 4/18 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20170811.n.2):

ID: 128737 Test: i386 universal install_btrfs
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128749 Test: x86_64 universal support_server
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128751 Test: x86_64 universal install_lvmthin@uefi
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Unable to bring new package to bodhi

For some odd reasons, I am unable to update via bodhi even though the
package is already built[1].

Is it a bug from the infrastructure as the database failed to list new
package [2]?


<a href=";match=glob&amp;terms=gimp-luminosity-masks" title=";match=glob&amp;terms=gimp-luminosity-masks">;match=glob&amp;terms=...</a>

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

Fedora Rawhide-20170811.n.2 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Workstation live i386
Server boot i386
Atomic raw-xz x86_64
Kde live i386

Failed openQA tests: 43/137 (x86_64), 3/18 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20170807.n.0):

ID: 128370 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_firewall_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128371 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_service_manipulation
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128372 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_update_cli
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 128373 Test:

glibc-headers no longer provides xlocale.h in 2.26 (rawhide)?

During one of the releng rebuilds my package OCE is failing to build[1]
because it can't find /usr/include/xlocale.h

In both Fedora 24/25 it is provided by the glibc-headers package but it
seems to have been dropped in 2.26 in rawhide.

# dnf repoquery --whatprovides /usr/include/xlocale.h
Fedora 26 - x86_64 - Updates
5.2 MB/s | 10 MB 00:01
Fedora 26 - x86_64
6.5 MB/s | 53 MB 00:08
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:03 ago on Sat Aug 12 13:18:38 2017.

Fedora 27 Rawhide 20170811.n.2 nightly compose nominated for testing

Announcing the creation of a new nightly release validation test event
for Fedora 27 Rawhide 20170811.n.2. Please help run some tests for this
nightly compose if you have time.

koji-1.13 cannot be resolved as a dependency in f25


I found this issue when installing fedpkg in either f25 container or

kcov: code coverage for programs and python/shell scripts

Greetings developers,

I just submitted a review request [1] for kcov [2] that I recently
discovered. It has no relation to Linux's kcov and is more akin to
lcov, except that all it needs is a binary with DWARF debuginfo
instead of requiring compile-time instrumentation.

I came across kcov when I was looking for a way to measure code
coverage in a Rust project and I'm impressed. It supposedly has a low
overhead, but so far I've been monitoring small single-threaded
programs so I can't really tell.

Summary/Minutes from today's FESCo Meeting (2017-08-11)

Hash: SHA256

#fedora-meeting: FESCO (2017-08-11)

Meeting started by sgallagh at 16:01:00 UTC. The full logs are available

Meeting summary
* init process (sgallagh, 16:01:00)

* #1721 Non-responsive maintainer process for caillon, and retiring
xchat (sgallagh, 16:04:19)
* AGREED: orphan all of caillon's packages and announce this.

F25->F26 upgrade fingerprint reader regression


I reported the same incident just after F24->F25 upgrade and it was
rectified rather quickly.

Now it happens again after the F25->F26 upgrade.

When entering one's password to dismiss the screen lock the fingerprint
reader is flashing which seems ok.

However after entering the password it is still flashing and remains so
until I run my finger across it.

Seems like it should turn off after a successful login via password.

uname -a: Linux rwells-x260 4.11.11-300.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jul 17
16:32:11 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Desktop is Gnome (3.24.2-1)

Also, no fi

New copr-frontend release


I am sending these release notes also to fedora-devel list (and not just
copr-devel list as usually) because they contain information
about upcoming Fedora branching and what features COPR provides to move the
set of packages from your rawhide chroots into the newly branched ones.

We have just released copr-frontend-1.118.

FAmSCo elections are cancelled due to wrong setup of Voting machine

Ambassadors and members of Fedora community,

unfortunately I have to cancel the Elections to FAmSCo due to a
mistake made in configuration of Voting machine. Today (Friday)
morning I received an email reporting issue where people who are not
members of "ambassadors" group in FAS can not vote.

Schedule for Friday's FESCo Meeting (2017-08-11)

Hash: SHA256

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

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

or run:
date -d '2017-08-11 16:00 UTC'

Links to all issues below can be found

= Followups =

= New business =

#topic #1760 F27 approved Changes not in MODIFIED status (considered
as not testable)

#topic #1758 ImageMagick Unresponsive Maintainer process - hubbitus

Unable to push update


I have a new build for my package - <a href="" title=""></a>.

However, when I try 'fedpkg update' for the new build, command fails with following error:

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

I have tried it multiple times. I'm facing same problem for f26 branch. Could someone please let me know what am I doing wrong here?

FWIW, I'm pushing a new package version from upstream and there is no bug attached to it. I have pushed package updates in the past without any bugzilla.

pagure-over-dist-git: traceback in receive-hook when pushing to new repo

I've just pushed an import commit to my first repository that was created
with fedrepo_req on pagure, and I got the following traceback from the
remote when it obviously failed to run a post-receive hook:

remote: Traceback (most recent call last):
remote: File "./hooks/post-receive.default", line 19, in <module>
remote: import pagure # noqa: E402
remote: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pagure/", line
60, in <module>
remote: APP.config.from_envvar('PAGURE_CONFIG')
remote: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/flask/", line
108, in from_envvar
remote:, deltarpm-3.6.{21,22} and building ceph on rawhide

After a successful scratch build[1] on fc27/i686 of ceph-2.1.2-2 to test
a fix for a 32-bit issue I immediately fired off a full fedpkg build,
which failed thusly [2]:

DEBUG Error: nothing provides needed
by deltarpm-3.6-22.fc27.x86_64
DEBUG (try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to
replace conflicting packages)

the scratch build had rpm- and deltarpm-3.6-21.fc27

The fedpkg builds got rpm-4.13.90-0.git14002.1.fc27 and
deltarpm-3.6-22.fc27 (x86_64 at least, I didn't look at the others)

Did I just catch thin

seafile-client fails to build on ARM for f26


I have a strange build failure my package seafile-client on ARM for
f26 (rawhide and f25 are fine). From what I understand, this is a ld
issue related to Qt5. However, I am no expert in these sort of things.
Can someone help me with this?

Build on koji:
<a href="" title=""></a>
Build.log file:
<a href="" title=""></a>


mercurial CVEs - plan for f25 and f26 updates

Mercurial's symlink auditing was incomplete prior to 4.3, and could be
abused to write to files outside the repository.


Mercurial was not sanitizing hostnames passed to ssh, allowing shell
injection attacks by specifying a hostname starting with -oProxyCommand.

git push fails for new packages

$ fedpkg clone nuvola-app-mixcloud; cd nuvola-app-mixcloud
$ fedpkg import ~/rpmbuild/SRPMS/nuvola-app-mixcloud-3.2-3.fc26.src.rpm
$ git commit -m "Initial import (#1478067)."

$[martin@f26 nuvola-app-mixcloud]$ git push -v
Pushing to ssh:// ... at pkgs dot
FATAL: W any rpms/nuvola-app-mixcloud martinkg DENIED by fallthru
(or you mis-spelled the reponame)
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.



openjpeg-2.2.0 was just release, carrying a large number of security
fixes. I'd also like to update it for F25 and F26, since it is ABI and
API compatible with 2.1.x, there is however the problem that openjpeg2
installs its headers under /usr/include/openjpeg-$major.$minor, so this
would mean that the location of headers changes, potentially leading to
compilation failures in the unlikely event users have hardcoded the path
to said headers (instead of using the pkgconfig file).

Font rendering and blurry fonts


something changed between F24 and F26 (even F25) regarding font
rendering and I can't figure out what it is. On F24, fonts were crispy
clear with full hinting and antialiasing. On F25+, fonts are quite
blurry even with the same hinting and antialiasing settings. I'm using
XFCE and didn't change any settings. I didn't upgrade, but reinstalled
F26. I would like to fix this because it's killing my eyes. Any idea
what has changed or what to install/remove/reconfigure to bring the
old rendering back?


Fedora Elections July/August 2017 - Voting period is in progress


let me remind you we have Voting period of the currently running
Fedora Elections in progress.
Please vote for your candidates to Council [1], FAmSCo [2] and FESCo [3].
The Voting period ends on August 14th, 2017 at 23:59:59 UTC.

You might also check an article, summarizing interviews with nominees

mock's dual bootstrapping enabled by default for existing copr projects


while working on another thing, I noticed that when use_bootstrap_container
project option was introduced (Wed Jun 14 this year), it was introduced as
enabled for existing COPR projects at that time. That was not exactly
intended as this feature is experimental.

Enabling this option makes mock setup two chroots during build:

- "bootstrap" one with the latest dnf, rpm (and other build tools) for the
given build chroot (e.g.

Debuginfo/debugsource: mingw package with mixed host and target debuginfos


mingw-qt5-qtbase and mingw-qt5-qttools are currently FTBFS [1] due to
errors like

error: Could not open %files file /builddir/build/BUILD/qtbase-opensource-src-5.9.1/debugsourcefiles.list: No such file or directory
Duplicate build-ids /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/mingw-qt5-qtbase-5.9.1-4.fc27.x86_64/usr/i686-w64-mingw32/lib/ and /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/mingw-qt5-qtbase-5.9.1-4.fc27.x86_64/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/lib/
Duplicate build-ids /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/mingw-qt5-qtbase-5.9.1-4.fc27.x86_64/usr/i686-w64-mingw32/lib/libQt5Boo

Is it possible atlas is linked wrongly by new binutils?

ocaml-gsl (OCaml bindings for GNU Scientific Library) currently
fails to link to atlas:

+ /usr/bin/ocamlfind ocamlopt -g -I lib -linkpkg -package bigarray -I lib -I examples lib/gsl.cmxa examples/blas_ex.cmx -o examples/blas_ex.native
/usr/lib64/atlas/ undefined reference to `dlarfy_'
/usr/lib64/atlas/ undefined reference to `slarfy_'
/usr/lib64/atlas/ undefined reference to `clarfy_'
/usr/lib64/atlas/ undefined reference to `zlarfy_'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

However this only happens with the very latest atlas that was bu

Schedule for Wednesday's FPC Meeting (2017-08-09 17:00 UTC)

Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FPC
meeting Thursday at 2017-08-09 17:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-3 on

Local time information (via.

Self Introduction: David J Battaglia


I am just starting out with fedora packaging. My background is mostly
working in NOCs, infrastructure support roles and working as sys admin.

Look for forward to learning as much as possible with the hopes of getting


David J Battaglia

Mass package change (python2- binary package renaming)

Hello Fedora Python package maintainers!

This is an announcement of a mass package renaming:
Python 2 binary packages will be renamed to python2-*.

This will happen soon after the F27 branching on August 15th.

Currently ~1330 source packages already generate a binary package with
the python2- prefix, and 835 remain to be updated. The spec files for
approximately 740 packages will be renamed, and 95 will be left for
fixing by maintainers or proven packagers.

At the end of this e-mail are two lists of maintainers and packages:

List 1.

Fedora 24 End Of Life

As of the 8th of August 2017, Fedora 24 has reached its end of life

for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates,
will be available for Fedora 24. A previous reminder was sent on 21st of
July 2017 [0]. Fedora 25 will continue to receive updates until
approximately one month after the release of Fedora 27. The maintenance
schedule of Fedora releases is documented on the Fedora Project wiki [1].
The Fedora Project wiki also contains instructions [2] on how to upgrade
from a previous release of Fedora to a version receiving updates.

Module Stream "Expansion"

This is a writeup on a problem we’re facing with modularity, and some ideas on
how to resolve it.

# The "Problem"

Imagine I have an **httpd module**. To simplify things, let’s say that this
module has only one stream: **2.4**. Today, in the modulemd for this module, I
declare build and runtime dependencies like this:

platform: f26
platform: f26

This works.

Now, imagine that Fedora 27 comes along. I want the httpd module to be
installable on f27, so I update those streams to point to f27.

Modularity Working Group IRC Meeting Minutes (2017-08-08)

#fedora-meeting-3: Meeting of the Modularity Working Group (once every two weeks)

Meeting started by nils at 14:00:21 UTC.

Minutes: <a href="" title=""></a>
Minutes (text): <a href="" title=""></a>
Log: <a href="" title=""></a>

Long time for package to be tagged into Rawhide

I built this one 3½ hours ago:

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

A whole series of builds depend on this but I'm still waiting for it
to get into the buildroot ... Can something be done to speed this up?


Rebuild for gmic to latest stable release

Upstream released[0] new version of gmic nearly two months ago and
bugzilla notified about the update[1]. Unfortunately I do not have
proven packager privilege to do the
change so is there anyone doing the update? Thanks in advance.


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

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

Summary/Minutes from last Friday's FESCo Meeting (2017-08-11)

#fedora-meeting: FESCO (2017-08-04)

Meeting started by jsmith at 16:05:59 UTC.

Elections July/August 2017 to FESCo, Council, FAmSCo - Voting period has started


the Voting period of the currently running Fedora Elections has just
started. Please vote for your candidates to Council [1], FAmSCo[2] and
FESCo [3].
You can vote till August 14th, 2017 when the voting ends at 23:59:00 UTC.

To help you to make the right decision we have published Fedora
Magazine article [4] summarizing this elections and pointing to
interviews with nominees we have published on Community Blog.

Reminder meeting : Modularity WG (once every two weeks)

Dear all,

You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Modularity WG (once every two weeks) on 2017-08-08 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-20170807.n.0 compose check report

Missing expected images:

Atomic qcow2 x86_64
Workstation live i386
Server boot i386
Atomic raw-xz x86_64
Kde live i386

Failed openQA tests: 23/137 (x86_64), 3/18 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20170806.n.0):

ID: 127164 Test: x86_64 universal upgrade_2_minimal_64bit
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>

Old failures (same test failed in Rawhide-20170806.n.0):

ID: 127070 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso base_services_start
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 127077 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_domain_controller

Planned Outage - Fedora Buildsystem Server reboots - 2017-08-08 21:00 UTC

There will be an outage starting at 2017-08-08 21:00UTC, which will last
approximately 4 hours.

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

date -d '2017-08-08 21:00 UTC'

Reason for outage:

We will be applying updates and rebooting servers into newer kernels.
Fedora build related services may be up or down during the outage window.

Affected Services:


* koji

* koshei

* kojipkgs

* mbs (module build service)

* bodhi / updates

* mdapi service

Services not listed are not affected by this outage

Mass rebuilds update

Hi All,

We have now completed two mass rebuilds, The first one was the
scheduled mass rebuild for Fedora 27 details are here[1] the second one
was all archful packages due to the binutils bug[2] on ppc64le.

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