Postings by Richard Shaw

How to waiver no test results found?

I tried using waiverdb-cli per the wiki and created a waiver for the
rpmlint results because it's all I can see:

]$ curl "
<a href=";item=qodem-1.0.0-2.fc26" title=";item=qodem-1.0.0-2.fc26"></a>
"data": [
"data": {
"item": [
"type": [
"groups": [
"href": "
<a href="" title=""></a>
"id": 20029537,

Correct way to perform a pull pull request?

Looking at the documentation in the wiki[1] I'm confused...

Short version of the steps:
1. Got to and fork the project...

Umm... You can't fork a project from the Fedora instance of pagure ( from


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Add ability to check ABI compliance from fedpkg?

I don't have to do it for many of my packages, but I do regularly check ABI
compliance before performing an update so I know if I need to rebuild
dependencies or not.

Currently my workflow is something like:

$ cd abicompare/<pkgname>
$ mkdir <oldver> <newver>
$ cd <oldver> (unpack pakage and -devel package)
(same for <newver>)
$ abi-compliance-checker -l <package> -vnum <newver> -dump <newver>
$ abi-compliance-checker -l <package> -vnum <oldver> -dump <oldver>
$ abi-compliance-checker -l <package> -old <oldabidump_dir> -new
$ scp -r <html_report> <fedorapeople>:public_html/c

Add link to in CVE bugs?

I'm probably in the minority, but I wasn't even aware of this sight and I
found it very helpful in addressing some CVE's for one of my packages. It
provides links to bug trackers, links to other distros, and links to
commits that address the CVE.

It would be really helpful to provide a link in the CVE bugs.


f2c new version

While going through packages to add the BR for gcc/gcc-c++ I noticed that
the f2c package needed some attention.

I've cleaned up the spec file immensely and updated to the latest version.
Checking with abi-compliance-checker shows the ABI hasn't changed so I plan
to do the new build now.


dnf: Can't tell me what is pulling in a dependency?

I was updating my mythtv box and I saw that it was pulling in some mysql
community packages as a dependency but I looked through the options and I
couldn't find ANYTHING that would tell me what was pulling in those
packages. Nov "-v" and not "--debugsolver".

Is it really not possible?


Pagure - Can't remove yourself from a project if not an admin?

I spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to remove myself from a
project (for which I'm not an admin) and I have come to the conclusion that
I'm not able to do so.

Is this a known issue?


mock slow to get new packages for Rawhide?

With the recent gcc 8 issues I've been trying to do some build tests on my
system but I keep getting
gcc-8.0.1-0.9.fc28 even after performing a --scrub=all instead of
gcc-8.0.1-0.13.fc28 which was built yesterday or even gcc-8.0.1-0.12.fc28
from the 9th...

What gives? It can't just be slow mirror propagation...


HEADS UP: yaml-cpp 0.6.0 coming to rawhide

I may wait a few days for all the build problems with gcc 8 and there are
still several packages that haven't been properly rebuilt against boost
1.66, but I plan to build yaml-cpp 0.6.0 and rebuild its dependencies in
the near future:

$ repoquery --repoid=rawhide --source --whatrequires
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:30 ago on Sun 11 Feb 2018 01:21:13 PM

RANT: Packaging is changing too fast and is not well documented

So I went to request a new branch of an existing package only to find out
fedrepo-req-branch, which hasn't been around that long is already
depreceated and the facility brought into fedpkg... so:

$ fedpkg request-branch <branch>
Could not execute request_branch: The "token" value must be set under the
"fedpkg.pagure" section in your "fedpkg" user configuration

Ok, so where does that get stored?

$ man fedpkg
(not in there...)
$ vi /usr/share/doc/fedpkg/README
(not in there...)

I figured out somewhere else that the default config is in
/etc/rpkg/fedpkg.conf (In /etc/rpkg?

OpenImageIO GCC 8 build problem?

A scratch build works fine on Fedora 27...

Error during build[1]:
*** WARNING *** there are active plugins, do not report this as a bug
unless you can reproduce it without enabling any plugins.
Event | Plugins
PLUGIN_FINISH_UNIT | annobin: Generate final annotations
PLUGIN_START_UNIT | annobin: Generate global annotations
PLUGIN_ALL_PASSES_END | annobin: Generate per-function
In file included from /builddir/build/BUILD/oiio-Release-1.8.8/src/include/
from /builddir/build/B

COPR + pagure + rpkg HOWTO?

I would like to manage a COPR via SCM (in this case pagure)

I'm assuming using rpkg would be a good way to do this? Or should I forget
that and just use plain git+copr-cli?

There is OK documentation for the independent tools but I can't seem to
find a HOWTO that ties it all together.

I want to use my pagure project: <a href="" title=""></a>

To tie into my COPR project:
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so I can stop uploading package to my fedorapeople public_html site and
build via URLs.

Second question.

gobject-introspection broken requires

DEPRECATION WARNING: python2 invoked with /usr/bin/python.
Use /usr/bin/python3 or /usr/bin/python2
/usr/bin/python will be removed or switched to Python 3 in the future.
If you cannot make the switch now, please follow instructions at
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DEPRECATION WARNING: python2 invoked with /usr/bin/python.
Use /usr/bin/python3 or /usr/bin/python2
/usr/bin/python will be removed or switched to Python 3 in the future.
If you cannot make the switch now, please follow instructions at
<a href="https://fedorapro" title="https://fedorapro">https://fedorapro</a>

yaml-cpp: Better to only build static libraries?

Per <a href="" title=""></a> I've now been
bitten twice after being asked to update a package in EPEL.

Per this version this was a patch level update but it still breaks
applications so I'm wondering if it would just be best to only supply a
static library, at least in EPEL...


Non-responsive maintainer: joost

Per the policy I am asking here if anyone knows how to get in touch with
joost (<a href="mailto: ... at cnoc dot nl"> ... at cnoc dot nl</a>).

I have bug reports for both fpc and lazarus that have gone for weeks
without any response and it's preventing me from building cqrlog on armv7hl
in rawhide due to lazbuild and hedgewars has a segmentation fault due to a
bug in fpc.

I have tried direct emails with no response.

The following bugs have not been addressed:
fpc: needs bootstrap for armhfp
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SIGSEGV during game shutdown with hedgewars 0.9.23 (hwengine)
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Intent to retire: yaml-cpp03

The only package I am aware of using it was OpenColorIO but the new 1.1.0
release now uses 5.x.

Fedora 27:
# for lib in "" ""; do
repoquery --source --whatrequires "$lib"; done
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:00 ago on Wed 17 Jan 2018 02:57:49 PM
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:01 ago on Wed 17 Jan 2018 02:57:49 PM

# for lib in "" ""; do

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?

Files marked as config ignored during upgrade?

I don't have a good way to reproduce this right now, but I just recently
figured out that after upgrading from F26 to 27 that my modifications to
/etc/ssh/sshd_config were reverted.

I only have one computer I allow ssh into from the internet and for that
reason I don't allow root login over ssh (PermitRootLogin no) but while
troubleshooting a problem with X11 forwarding I figured out that the config
file had been reverted back to the default (verified via rpm -V).

Has anyone else had something like this happen?

Checking rpm -vV I can see that the file is marked as a config file

Need help debugging hedgewars

Ok, so I built the latest version of hedgewars (0.9.23) and submitted an
update and quickly found out that when the game exits (hwengine, not the
hedgewars binary) it get's a segmentation fault.

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I have posted to the hedgewars support forum and they have tried to help
but we haven't been able to figure it out and it appears that it's only
happening on Fedora as far as I know.

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Since it seems to only affect Fedora and to be GL related I also filed an
issue with libglvnd (what other distros use

gdb: No symbol table info available

I'm working on a segfault in the latest version of hedgewars and I can
reproduce the crash easy enough and I have installed both the debuginfo for
hedgewars and all the packages gdb suggested but the end of the log[1]
still says:

No symbol table info available.

Any ideas?


[1] $ cat test.log

Thread 1 (Thread 0x7ffff7fa7300 (LWP 13966)):
#0 __GI__dl_catch_error (objname=0x28d6c30, errstring=0x28d6c38,
mallocedp=0x28d6c28, operate=0x7ffff65d4ff0 <dlclose_doit>, args=0x2946aa0)
at dl-error-skeleton.c:187
errcode = 32767
c = {objname = 0x291f050, errstring =

Should packages providing appdata files own /usr/share/metainfo?

During a package review rpmlint noted that the package did not own

A cursory "rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/share/metainfo" returned no results.

I know rpm can handle multiple packages owning a directory these days but I
don't think it is correct for a package only providing an appdata file to
own /usr/share/metainfo...

So what package should?


Review Swaps

I have a few simple C++ based review requests that I'm willing to perform
review swaps for:

flnet - Amateur Radio Net Control Station
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flwkey - Modem program for the K1EL Winkeyer series
<a href="" title=""></a>

linsim - Tool for Amateur Radio Digital Mode evaluation
<a href="" title=""></a>

flcluster - A management tool for accessing dxcluster nodes
<a href="" title=""></a>

FAS: hobbes1069

armv7hl: Lazarus installed buy lazbuild not found

I'm trying to build a new version of cqrlog for rawhide and only the arm
build failed:

Executing(%build): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.F7VXBm
+ umask 022
+ cd /builddir/build/BUILD
+ cd cqrlog-2.1.0
+ make -j4
lazbuild --ws=gtk2 --pcp=/tmp/.lazarus src/cqrlog.lpi
make: lazbuild: Command not found
make: *** [Makefile:9: cqrlog] Error 127

Checking root.log just in case I see that lazarus was indeed installed...

What's up with that?


Converting selinux commands into a policy file

I have been working on packaging the Ubiquity Unifi controller software for
Fedora and EPEL and the package actually works pretty well.

I've created a review request on RPM Fusion non-free since it's not FOSS
and I've only been given permission to package/distribute.

Currently I handle the selinux issues in %post as follows:

semanage fcontext -a -t mongod_log_t \
"%{_localstatedir}/log/unifi(/.*)?" 2>/dev/null || :
semanage fcontext -a -t mongod_var_lib_t \
"%{_sharedstatedir}/unifi/data(/.*)?" 2>/dev/null || :
restorecon -R %{_localstatedir}/log/unifi || :
restorecon -R %{_sharedst

Debuginfo problem with fpc

I have a package, cqrlog, which is pascal based and the latest version
doesn't appear to do a debug build.

error: Empty %files file

There is a debug target but it doesn't seem to work properly...

make -j4 debug
lazbuild --bm=debug --ws=gtk2 --pcp=/tmp/.lazarus src/cqrlog.lpi
SetPrimaryConfigPath NewValue="/tmp/.lazarus" -> "/tmp/.lazarus"
Hint: (lazarus) [RunTool] /usr/bin/fpc "-iWTOTP"
Hint: (lazarus) [RunTool] /usr/bin/fpc "-va" "compilertest.pas"
Error: (lazarus) invalid build mode "debug"
make: *** [Makefile:71: debug] Erro

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.

Unhelpful message about noarch packages differing between arches...

Ok, I was just doing a simple rebuilt of root as OCE was updated to a new
version in rawhide...

The F26 rebuild worked fine but on rawhide I'm getting:

BuildError: The following noarch package built differently on
different architectures: root-doc-6.08.06-4.fc27.noarch.rpm
rpmdiff output was:
error: cannot open Packages index using db5 - Permission denied (13)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
removed /usr/share/doc/root/html/pict1_rs701_BayesianCalculator.C.png
removed /usr/share/doc/root/html/

s390x builders down?

Subject says it all...


F26 update ejected?

I have two packages which I got notifications that they were "ejected" from
the push, an example:

BackupPC-4.1.2-1.fc26 ejected from the push because u"Cannot find relevant
tag for BackupPC-4.1.2-1.fc26.

fedpkg new-sources still uploading twice?

I know this was reported as far back as December...

Am I the only one still seeing sources getting uploaded twice?