Postings by Luya Tshimbalanga

Using amdgpu as default for all GCN cards

After seeing the improvement done on AMD support from the past years, one step is missing, enable amdgpu module as default for all GCN cards including South Island and Sea Island.
A Fedora contributor provided a special kernel with these support.

State of Sparkeshare in Fedora

Sparkleshare package is currently behind upstream which just reach 2.0[1][2]
The maintainer was contacted for updating the package with current broken dependency below on Fedora 27 and above:

Problem: package sparkleshare-1.2.0-8.fc26.x86_64 requires mono(webkit-sharp) =, but none of the providers can be installed
- conflicting requests
- nothing provides webkitgtk needed by webkit-sharp-0.3-19.fc26.x86_64

but no response so far[3][4].
As the application is used by Design Team, could someone make the change because I cannot access it?
Thanks in advance,



Merging two updates


Is it possible to merge updates in bodhi? The reasons is packages
depends from the same source. For example, LuxRender and YafaRay have
separate updates but depend of Blender and I would like to merge them.

Need review for f27-backgrounds

Design team recently completed the beta wallpapers and the package is
ready for review.
The spec is very straightforward and needs for the beta release. See

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Need assistance to build knotter for Fedora

Following the request from Design team, I struggle to package Knotter
for review due to failure related to Qt5.

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As I am not familiar with Qt5. Can someone help to fix the error please.
I attached the spec file for view. Knotter website is on
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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]?


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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.


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State of Sparkleshare

As a maintainer of Fedora Design Suite, the state of sparkleshare brought attention with these outstanding report:
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Considering the critical vulnerability of the dependent package webkitgtk, will it be possible for a proven package updating Sparkleshare to the latest stable release
as the Design Team depends on it?


Review swap: gimp-luminosity-masks

Hello team,

I am looking for a review swap for gimp-luminosity-masks:

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The package is very simple and easy to review.

Thanks in advance,

Making swatchbooker run

python2-lcms2 just landed in the repository

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Attempting to run swatcbooker resulted his error:

$ swatchbooker
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/swatchbooker/swatchbooker.pyw", line 27, in <module>
from sbcommon import *
File "/usr/share/swatchbooker/", line 27, in <module>
from swatchbook import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/swatchbook/", line
26, in <module>
from color import *
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/swatchbook/", line 22,
in <module>

python-lcms2 looking for review

python-lcms2 is a dependency needed for swatchbooker due to upstream change.

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The binding is only available for python2 and the spec files reflect that change. It is very trivial.
If needed, I will be willing to review a package as well.


Easy review: gimp-wavelet-decompose

Gimp-wavelet-decompose plugin for Gimp is looking for a trivial review.
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Hello team,

I am looking for swaping review with swatchbooker:

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An odd issue is the startup of the application with the correct path
within the binary leaving baffled. Improvement welcome.

Broken gcc-c++?

I just hit an issue when scratch building embree on either rawhide and F26:

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Does anyone encounter similar problem?

Need testers for updated Blender

Hello AMD hardware testers,

Please test this updated Blender using upstream patch that resolved the
flickering issues on user interface happening on both Wayland and
Xserver affecting AMD users.

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F24: <a href="" title=""></a>

Make sure to set

File → User Preferences → Window Draw Method: Automatic

See <a href="" title=""></a> for more details.

Thank you in advance

patch refused to be applied

Hello team,

I applied a patch sent by upstream but some odd reason, the build kept
on failing

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I include the patch for preview so someone can see what went wrong.


Need assistance to fix LuxRender issue

Hello team,

After investigating the bug [1] on LuxRender failing to start,
upstream[2] suggested a problem with qt4 configuration.

Attempt at building YafaRay

Here is an attempt at building YafaRay using scratch build:

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An issue is somehow OpenCV will not meet a requirement due to this error

-- Found opencv, version 3.1.0
CMake Error at CMakeModules/FindOpenCV.cmake:120 (string):
string sub-command REGEX, mode REPLACE needs at least 6 arguments total to

Using "" to work around the error inside "CMakeModules/FindOpenCV.cmake"
still produce a failure. Any pointer?


Looking for a reviewer about unretiring YafaRay which is still active
upstream. It may not be perfect but will need guidance to properly build
it. I will review a package in exchange as well.

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Blender failed to build on ppc64le


While building Blender to fix a minor bug on Rawhide, the failure
occurred on pp64le architecture. Other are unaffected because of the
success. In that case, can a maintainer of ppc64le architecture
addresses the issue? Otherwise, should I exclude ppc64le in the spec
file for the time being?

Suggestion welcome.

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Gnome Software fails to display some fonts

It appears Gnome Software fails to list fonts using validated metainfo
xml following upstream appstream standard
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I already file a bug
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investigate the cause?

Please rebuild OpenEXR against GCC 6.2

After investigating the issues related to FTBS on Blender, it turned out
the change from glibc cause OpenEXR to fail on Rawhide repository
according to koschei report:

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I already filed the report on

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as applications using OpenEXR may be affected.

Blender failed to build on rawhide

Blender recently fails to build on rawhide as test via scratch build:

It seems somehow OpenEXR is broken according to the build.log

However, the build is successful on Fedora 25
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Can someone help investigating the root cause of the issue?

Assistance to build LuxRender 1.6

Attempting to build newer version led to a failure due cmake unable to
find LuxRay

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Yet the path correctly defined. I don't know if there is a mistake or a
bug to cmake.

Here is the source RPM as reference:

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Need review f25-backgrounds package for beta release

Hi team,

Could someone do a review of f25-backgrounds before the beta freeze on
September 27?
It is a critical package because it contains the default wallpapers for
F25 release.

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Thanks in advance.

Review swap: Grand Hotel and Molot fonts

Hello team,

I am looking for reviewers on those fonts needed for Fedora Magazine

Grand Hotel (<a href="" title=""></a>)
Molot (<a href="" title=""></a>)

I have contacted the author of Molot fonts who okay for the licensing.

Thanks in advance.

Needs advice on using ExclusiveArch or ExcludeArch

I am currently packaging embree [0] which is required by recent release
of LuxRender. The bad news is embree
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available for 64 bits architectures meaning all others i.e. i686[1] and
armv7hl[2] will fail to build.

Either i have to use ExclusiveArch or ExcludeArch parameter in spec
file. Advice needed.

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Intel Embree files needed to build LuxRender

Hello team,
I attempt to build LuxRender[0] when this issue occurred[1]

CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:103 (MESSAGE):
--> Could not locate required Intel Embree files - Please check

Which package provides them?


Status of Blender 3D

Blender 3D is now updated to the latest upstream starting from Fedora 24
and up.

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The bad news is Fedora 23 and EPEL 7 and down which will not get that
update due to python3 requiring 3.5 version as minimum[1][2] missing on
those release.

Please test the update to make sure there is no further issue.


Taking ownership of YafaRay

I would like to take ownership on recently retired package YafaRay[1]
Do I need to submit a re-review considering the two weeks notice hasn't
reached yet?
I noticed upstream now their recent version as experimental:

What will be the suggestion

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