Postings by Michael Cronenworth

GCC / annobin changes in F30


I was attempting to package the Kodi 18.3 update for RPMFusion but ran into a compiler
error very early in the build.

Boost python3 auto-generated Requires are wrong

Starting with Fedora 30 the automatically generated Requires for
rb_libtorrent-python3 is pulling in Boost for Python 2 instead of for 3.

clang and Fedora's default C/CXX flags

Part of Fedora's default C/CXX flags include -fstack-clash-protection but clang does
not support this flag and has until a few weeks ago[1] silently ignored the flag.

What are clang apps who use Fedora's default flags supposed to do?

Heads-up: ImageMagick SONAME bump

ImageMagick 6.9.9 => 6.9.10 introduces a SONAME bump from .so.5 to .so.6. I'll
rebuild what I can, but please help out if you have some spare cycles.

Heads-up: ImageMagick SONAME bump

ImageMagick 6.9.9 => 6.9.10 introduces a SONAME bump from .so.5 to .so.6.

Unannounced SONAME bump for libssh

The libssh package uses wildcards on SONAME version. The package was upgraded from
0.7.5 to 0.8.1 in Fedora 27+ that included a SONAME bump.

Please remove the wildcard in libssh and begin package rebuilds.

Review swap request

Hi all,

The linux-igd package no longer builds against the latest libupnp package and
upstream is dead so I'm going to retire it.

To replace it I am packaging miniupnpd, which is strangely not in Fedora while the
client tool, miniupnpc, is packaged.

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Package review swap request


Wine 3.9 has introduced a dependency on a new library for Direct3D 12 functionality.
I'd like to get this package review ASAP.

Trouble with Waivers

I have attempted to create waivers for two updates, but they are still unable to be

glibc-headers is missing _G_config.h

Is this header deprecated? It's no longer shipped in the Rawhide package.


Test gate failures


The "Test Gating" mechanism is preventing two updates from being pushed.

* F27 Wine 3.3
   - "The update can not be pushed: no test results found"
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* F26 Wine 3.3
   - "The update can not be pushed: 1 of 2 required tests not found"
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Is there a way to refresh the tests?


Rawhide armv7hl buildroot busted?

I've tried two builds over the past couple hours that result in failures. Other
architectures are building.

Is there something wrong in glibc/gcc/makefile for armv7hl?

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devel mail spam

I'm seeing many duplicate messages coming from <a href="mailto: ... at citadel dot"> ... at citadel dot</a> for messages
from the past few days.

Anyone on it?

Cannot find cause for ARM build failing


My attempt at building a wine update today failed for only the ARMv7 (32-bit) builds
across F26, F27, and Rawhide. I'm seeing the build log[1] show the following message:

error: variadic functions must use the base AAPCS variant

I'm unfamiliar with this type of failure. The code that is failing has not been
changed in years.

Urgent attention required; ImageMagick update breakage

Hi all,

An ImageMagick update (6.9 => 7.0) with an SONAME bump and other breakage has been
pushed to F25 and higher.

First, the update introduces regressions on s390x and ppc64 arches.
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Secondly, rebuilds are required for:

F gtatool-2.2.0-4.fc27.src.rpm

F26 Mesa update


Is there a reason for delaying the update for mesa-17.1.2 to F26?

We're getting buildroot failures for some F26 packages that depend on mesa (llvm was


Call to retire gstreamer-0.10


As I'm sure everyone is well aware gstreamer-0.10 is obsolete and has been replaced
by gstreamer-1.0. An upstream release for gst-0.10 has not been made in over 4
years. Last month there were a handful of security vulnerabilities disclosed[1] and
upstream no longer maintains the 0.10 series. While we could patch and update our
Fedora packages this is a perfect opportunity to retire it.

Here is an approximate list of packages depending on gst-0.10. They themselves
should be considered obsolete or retirement material as their upstreams may not have
adopted gst-1.0.

Intel Vulkan driver status

Why is the Vulkan driver being left out right now?

Here's the RFE[1] from July asking for it to be enabled.

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ftplib license change


The ftplib (and mingw-ftplib) package changed license types.

LGPLv2+ => Artistic 2.0

CC'ing Spot as he missed changing the License field in the package update.


Review swap, 7 php libraries


Please look over the following reviews and let me know if you are able to swap.

They have been pre-reviewed so they should be easy to do.

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<a href="" title=""></a> php-wikimedia-ip-set
<a href="" title=""></a> php-wikimedia-wrappedstring
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PHP package reviews for libraries in mediawiki


Mediawiki was bundling PHP libraries. The latest stable release is attempting to
un-bundle them by clearly splitting them out into a "vendor" sub-directory.

I have created package reviews for these libraries so they do not have to be

Firefox addon signing

I'm sure those that need to know, know, but for those that haven't heard[1]
Mozilla's official Firefox build will enforce addons to contain a Mozilla signature
without any runtime option to disable the check.

Initially this prevents Fedora packaged addons since they are unsigned. The Mozilla
signing process takes time and can't be part of a package building process.

Is Fedora going to get authorization to build Firefox with a runtime disable option?

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Unresponsive maintainer: masahase


Does anyone know how to contact HASEGAWA Masahiro?

FAS: masahase

He has some untouched (trivial) bug reports (example[1]). He did not respond to
a personal e-mail.

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SystemD service stop behavior

Should "systemctl stop foo.service" stop all parent and child service processes?

Example: GlusterFS starts a service daemon (glusterd) and a brick daemon
(glusterfsd). When a user issues "systemctl stop glusterd" the service daemon is
stopped but the brick daemon is left running.

I have recently learned that it is expected behavior[1], but this seems to be a
defeat of the purpose of the stop command. What is @devel thoughts?

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[2] I did not contact JoeJulian as I feel this is a Fedora issue and not a
GlusterFS issue.

Firefox and Gstreamer

Why is gstreamer explicitly disabled for Firefox 24+?

(before I make an RFE bug)


Contact Ian Weller

Does anyone know how to contact Ian Weller?

He has not responded to his gmail account since I e-mailed him last
week. His last fedora activity seems to be about 6 months ago.

He is the owner of the mediawiki-ParserFunctions package, which has now
been merged with the upstream mediawiki package. I need him to
orphan/retire his package.


Mediawiki 1.20.2 has landed


The mediawiki package has been updated to 1.20.2 for Rawhide and 1.19.3
for F17/F18.

The mediawiki-math/nopath packages have been merged into just
"mediawiki" (with Obsoletes). There is one package that depended on the
old packages.

owner: jlaska

If you have your own wiki please look over the release notes and test
the packages in updates-testing. We're coming from a 2 year old version
so there are a few changes.


Non-responsive Maintainer: mediawiki

The mediawiki package is severely outdated. I have attempted to contact
the maintainer and received only one reply in a couple of weeks. He has
ignored my requests for co-maintainership.

I commented on the NRM bug[1] two weeks ago with no response. The bug
itself is months old, but he pops in to keep from having the package
taken. At this point it is time for someone to update the package as it
is currently a security hazard.

mediawiki package split

The current "mediawiki" package is several years old at version 1.16. A
new package, named "mediawiki119" at version 1.19 has been reviewed[1]
and imported into Fedora. I understand some packages require multiple
versions to be available, but mediawiki does not require multiple packages.

Why was "mediawiki119" given an approved review?

I only knew about the "mediawiki119" package from the NRM bug[2] on
"mediawiki". The current version, 1.16, is riddled with security holes
and will not be updated by upstream.

Emacs package guidelines introduce unnecessary deps

Upon upgrading a F17 box today I notice "desktop-file-utils" wants to
pull in "emacs-filesystem". When I investigate the cause I find it to be
the Emacs packaging guidelines.

The guidelines now force any package that has Emacs add-ons to install
them in the main package and Requires: emacs-filesystem. Emacs is not
installed by default and I do not use Emacs, nor will I ever. I'm not
sure why having sub-packages was such a negative thing. Can we bring
back sub-packages?