experiencing dnf Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'fedora' or ''updates'


I am occasionally experiencing the following error in my day-to-day dnf use:

Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'fedora'


Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates'

I've had that happened even in local mock builds.

Do you also experience this error upon dnf operations like `dnf install` or
`dnf refresh` or in local mock builds?

Thank you

audiofile package to become an orphan

When I picked up the package in 2015, the upstream maintainer(s) apparently
had stopped the maintenance already. Meanwhile, there have been a few CVEs
and other fixes that have been ignored upstream.

Orphaning some of my packages

I'll orphan the packages cpptest and dreamchess-tools because both currently FTBFS and I don't find any time to fix them in near future, besides I don't currently use those packages.
Maybe a simple add of BuildRequires: gcc-c++ would fix the builds.

Compilation issue after gcc removal


After the recent gcc removal from build root [1] I added explicit
dependency on gcc [2], but even though my pyxattr package started to
fail with [3][4]:
I've checked it and ENOATTR should be defined in attr/xattr.h which is
provided by the build dependency - libattr-devel. In addition are
installed glibc-headers [5].

I haven't been programming in C for years.

Errors in compiling darktable subpackages

I am working on adding more features to darktable (basecurve tool and
noise tool subpackages).

In log [1] from line

BUILDSTDERR: /usr/bin/ld:
CMakeFiles/dt-curve-tool.dir/dt-curve-tool.c.o: relocation R_X86_64_32S
against symbol `spline_set' can not be used when making a shared object;
recompile with -fPIC

there are many errors, and I don't understand if they are upstream
programming errors or more likely errors in my spec file.

Build URL is
<a href="" title=""></a>

Thank you for your time

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

Fedora Rawhide-20180719.n.0 compose check report

No missing expected images.

Failed openQA tests: 29/138 (x86_64), 24/24 (i386), 1/2 (arm)

New failures (same test did not fail in Rawhide-20180714.n.0):

ID: 258720 Test: x86_64 Server-boot-iso install_default
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 258728 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_database_server
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 258735 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_role_deploy_domain_controller
URL: <a href="" title=""></a>
ID: 258737 Test: x86_64 Server-dvd-iso server_cockpit_default
URL: <a href="https://openqa.fed" title="https://openqa.fed">https://openqa.fed</a>

Auto-filing of FTBFS bugs gone wild

Hi All,

I've just got 20 bugs auto-filed against packages which I co-maintain
and that is just for packages starting with the letter 'a'.

A quick check shows that these are all caused by a missing
BuildRequires on gcc / g++ related to:

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

I'm not sure if this means that the FTBFS script has been run before
all the automatic fixing which was planned for this was in place;
or if this means that the automatic fixing missed many many
packages, but either way something needs to happen here, the amount
of work now being pushed onto pa

JSharing some poor experience


I recently upgraded my computer to Fedora 28 and experienced some
strange behaviour with the cinnamon deskop when having two screens.
On the second screen there was a black "border" around windows (eg
terminals) that was flickering and expanding eg when the mouse was

This was somewhat unpleasant but manageable...

Update to scotch-6.0.6


I'm updating to scotch-6.0.6, which carries a soname bump.

Self introduction: Eduardo Otubo

Hello all,

My name is Eduardo and I'll be helping co-maintaining the cloud-init package for Fedora.

I've been working with QEMU/KVM since 2011. In 2013 I became the maintainer of
the seccomp subsystem in QEMU.

Again, please announce your so-name bumps!

Hi all,

please announce your so-name bumps *before* you push them.

Schedule for Thursday's FPC Meeting (2018-07-19 16:00 UTC)

  Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FPC
meeting Thursday at 2018-07-19 16:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on

  Local time information (via.

glibc-2.27.9000 and struct statx_timestamp


I'm hitting the following with qt5-qtbase:

/usr/include/linux/stat.h:56:8: error: redefinition of 'struct statx_timestamp'
struct statx_timestamp {
In file included from /usr/include/sys/stat.h:446,
from /builddir/build/BUILD/qtbase-everywhere-src-5.11.1/mkspecs/linux-g++/qplatformdefs.h:75,
from /builddir/build/BUILD/qtbase-everywhere-src-5.11.1/src/corelib/io/qfilesystemengine_unix.cpp:42:
/usr/include/bits/statx.h:25:8: note: previous definition of 'struct statx_timestamp'
struct statx_timestamp

F29 Self-Contained Change: Basic FPGA Support

== Summary ==
A number of devices like Xilinx ZYNQ based devices such as the
96boards Ultra96 and the Intel based UP² have onboard FPGAs. FPGA
manager is a vendor-neutral framework that has been upstream in the
kernel since 4.4.

F29 Self-Contained Change: GnuTLS enables TLS 1.3 by default

== Summary ==
This change enables TLS 1.3 (draft28) support on the gnutls crypto library.

== Owner ==
* Name: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos

== Detailed Description ==

This change will enable the TLS 1.3 protocol (draft28) on the gnutls
library. TLS 1.3 is the latest version of the TLS protocol which
addresses few shortcomings of the previous versions. The protocol has
already been approved by IETF and is on its final publication stage,
with only minor editorial changes expected.

some trac plugins looking for point of contacts

Hey all.

I have:


Which are all FTBFS (likely due to unversioned python2 use).

I don't use trac anymore, so I am going to orphan these, unless anyone
would like to take them on, in which case I'd be happy to transfer them
to you.

I'll keep them until saturday, then orphan and folks can file releng
tickets after that to get them.


Fixing KeepassXC missing Gnome tray icon

A user filled the following bugreport
<a href="" title=""></a>
concerning KeepassXC from Fedora repository missing the Gnome tray icon.
He states that the upstream AppImage build instead is not affected by
this problem.

The spec file seems to be fine so I don't understand where the problem
could be.

Best regards

Understanding popd pushd usage in RPM spec file

Hi, I need some help in understanding how popd and pushd work in rpm
files creation.
Today I started working on enhancing darktable spec file [1] in order to
add basecurve-tool and noise-tool subpackages, and I had some
difficulties in understanding popd/pushd usage in that spec file.
Despite is a package that I maintain, the popd/pushd usage has been
implemented by past Fedora maintainers.
I have spent the afternoon searching on internet and reading again the
guide <a href="" title=""></a>
and I also made some practise after having read StackOverflow question
[2], but I still do

Updating R-qvalue and R-xtable

Good Morning Everyone,

A few days ago, I sent this to the <a href=""></a> list but without
reactions, so I'm sending it here as well in case there are more people
interested here :)



Good Morning Everyone,

I was going through my list of FTBFS packages today and I fixed all my R
packages but 2: qvalue and xtable.
qvalue requires ggplot2
xtable requires: lsmeans, spdep, splm, sphet, plm

I am not doing any R anymore these days and in fact spot has been the one
maintaining most of my R packages these days (thanks spot!!), so I am not really
interested in main

Audit-3.0 pre-release coming to rawhide


This is to let everyone know that audit-3.0 pre-release is coming to rawhide.
The big change that is prompting this email is that there is a config change
that people might need to be aware of. One of the improvements is to drop
audispd (realtime audit event dispatcher) and merge its functionality into
auditd. This will eliminate one source of overflow messages and decrease the
time from event occurrence to plugin seeing it.

jaxen license correction

jaxen license was corrected from:
BSD and W3C


dnf history - change in how rpmdb checksum is computed

Hi everyone,
The DNF team is currently reviewing DNF compatibility with YUM 3 and we'd
like to get feedback on this one:
<a href="" title=""></a>

rpmdb checksum is a checksum of all installed RPMs
It has no cryptographical value, it's just an unique ID of RPMs on a system
before and after each transaction and it's used in dnf history info and dnf
history list.
If checksums of 2 following transactions do not match, DNF indicates that.
This happens if a user installs an RPM by hand via rpm command.

Then `dnf history list` looks like:
2 | install bar | 2018-01-01

License tags of lm_sensors corrected


I've reviewed the licensing of lm_sensors and found the License tags to
be incorrect, so I corrected it.

Previously the License tags of all the subpackages was:
LGPLv2+ and GPLv3+ and GPLv2+ and Verbatim and Public Domain

Now the License tags read as follows.
lm_sensors: GPLv2+ and Verbatim and MIT
lm_sensors-devel: LGPLv2+ and Verbatim
lm_sensors-libs: LGPLv2+
lm_sensors-sensord: GPLv2+ and Verbatim and MIT

The actual license of the package did not change in the recent past,
only the License tags were corrected.

Best regards
Ondřej Lysoněk

Intent to orphan js-jquery1 and js-jquery2

It is my intention to orphan js-jquery1 and js-jquery2. Does anybody want
to take them over?

These very old versions of jQuery have security issues that I do not have
time nor expertise to maintain. Upstream's last patch for either of these
occurred over 2 years ago. Everybody should be using jQuery 3 by now
(js-jquery). Anything older is insecure and unsafe.

Personally, I think they should be retired, but I don't know (or have time
to check) to see if that would cause problems for anybody.

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.

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