Postings by Christopher

Deleting a fork in

I was playing around in the new Pagure <a href="" title=""></a> and I
created a fork of a repo to test. However, I don't need or want this fork.
How do I delete it? There doesn't appear to be an option.

HEADSUP: js-jquery -> js-jquery2

I want to update js-jquery to jQuery 3 (it is currently 2).

Upgrade path w/ new compat package

There seem to be a lot of possible guidance on the Wiki for what I'm trying
to do, but no clear, unambiguous step-by-step path to follow. So, I'm
seeking advice here.

js-jquery provides jquery 2.x and js-jquery 2.x
js-jquery1 provides jquery 1.x and js-jquery1 1.x

I want to upgrade js-jquery to 3.x and provide js-jquery2.
I want to do this efficiently with a minimum amount of time spent in

I *think* the process is:

1. Create package review for new package js-jquery2
a. Create js-jquery2 from current js-jquery packaging (with rename)

PPC64LE build for thrift


I'm trying to build the latest version of thrift, and am running into a
problem with one of the build tests, which has a dependency on boost-static
for "%{_libdir}/libboost_unit_test_framework.a"

I really have no expertise with PPC at all, and also very limited knowledge
of autotools, but it looks like it's looking in the wrong libdir on PPC64LE.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Strange koji failures


I occasionally get this strange failure in koji. Sometimes this happens
with a good package build, and I can just re-submit it without changing
anything, and it works fine. Is this a known issue?

For example, from
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sh: /usr/bin/python: No such file or directory

warning: Could not canonicalize hostname:

New sources format

What's with the new sources format?
The old format, I could do `md5sum -c sources`
Why not make the new format with SHA512 follow the same pattern, so I could
do: `shasum -c sources` or `sha512sum -c sources`?

Is there any standard command-line tool to parse this new format, or do I
just gotta grep/awk/bash my way through it?

Building jquery for F24 branch

Can anybody help me build js-jquery1 for F24? I keep getting some NodeJS
and/or Grunt error with uglify, but only for the F24 branch. I want to
update the package, and I can get all the other branches to build just fine
(including EPEL7, F25, and rawhide), but F24 is broken even before I apply
any updates/changes, and I'm not sure why.

Dumb newbie packager questions

I should probably know the answers to these by now, but...

1. If I trigger more than one build for the same NVR in Koji, which one
will get tagged, and when? Which one will Bodhi use when I create an update?

2. Should I preserve the entire changelog in the SPEC? Or should I roll it
over when I update to the latest upstream? It seems the changelog could
easily become the bulk of a package if everything is preserved, and I'd
think git would suffice for anything older than the last few rebases onto
latest upstream.

3. What does the "e" stand for in n-v-r-e ?


Co-maintainer sponsorship

With some of the stuff transitioning from fedorahosted Trac to pagure, and
with some of the wiki pages not being concise or up-to-date, can somebody
point me to the best current instructions to request a co-maintainer be
added? I have a colleague who's helping me update some of my packages, but
I'm not a sponsor, and he's not currently in the packagers group.

I was waiting before he introduced himself on this list, and he actually
submits his first patch before I proceed with the actual request for him to
be sponsored, but it'd be nice to be familiar with the process in advance.


pkgdb2 devel

Where does pkgdb2 development occur? Searching online, and
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That page says there's a clone at
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But, based on what's at both locations, it seems like the Trac page is out
of date and so is the link at the bottom of pkgdb, and the development is
actually occurring on GitHub.

In short, should I file a Trac ticket or a GitHub issue for a feature

Koji payload hash?

What is the "Payload Hash" in koji?
It looks like an MD5, but of what? It's not the rpm... I've checked.
Should koji be providing verification hashes for manual downloads of built
RPMs? I think this would be useful for testing.

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fedpkg local --noclean?

Is it possible to pass rpmbuild options like --noclean to `fedpkg local`?
If so, I can't seem to figure out how.

Please bump bz#1017603 to F24

Can somebody please re-open and bump
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auto-closed because it was marked for F22. I've taken the package for newer
Fedora versions, but cannot update bugs marked for older Fedora versions
which were auto-closed, because I don't have permission. (Permission can't
even be granted for F22, because it's EOL, so I can't ask an admin on the
older branches.)

Please Mark bz#1164414 for EPEL7

Can somebody please reopen and appropriately mark the following bug for
EPEL7, so it doesn't get auto-closed on new Fedora releases? Thanks.

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Did something change with ssh-agent in F24?

Previously in F23, an ssh-agent was running when I started a gnome session.
I believe (perhaps incorrectly) that this was being provided by

Now, it appears that one isn't running.

fedora-packager installs yum

Installing fedora-packager pulls in yum as a dependency. Is this expected
on a system built around dnf and without yum already installed?

Unsorted comps

So, I'm trying to follow the retire instructions to retire nc6 and update
comps, and I noticed a discrepancy between the instructions for updating
the comps, and the actual state of the comps files.

Running the xsltproc command at
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always results in a different/re-sorted/de-duplicated version of the comps

(retire nc6) never retired a package before

Hi all,

I've never retired a package before, so I'm trying to figure out my way
through it for nc6.


* nc was properly obsoleted by nmap-ncat, and retired (though, it hasn't
been removed from comps entirely)
* nc6 should also be obsoleted by nmap-ncat with nc, but it never was.
Instead it was just orphaned, so I took it (before I fully understood the

What I'm wondering is:

Which branch should I retire this in, and work with nmap packager to add an
Obsoletes line for nc6? Just master/rawhide? Or all branches?

i686 failures

I'm trying to revive rpms/hadoop, but am running into some failures[1] on
i686 in koji that I cannot reproduce locally in x86_64. The thing is... I
don't really have any good 32-bit environment to test this locally. Hadoop
isn't really suitable for 32-bit architectures (IMO) and I doubt it's a
well-tested upstream arch.

Any suggestions for how I should proceed? Is it really necessary that *all*
packages support i686 arch, even when it doesn't make sense for the
application's users?

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So, I'm trying to understand what's going on with netcat. If anybody can
enlighten me, I'd appreciate it. Here's what I've found so far:

It looks like rpms/nc was retired due to being orphaned for too long. It
looks like the same thing (almost) happened to rpms/nc6.

I think netcat is too important a tool to leave out of Fedora, and I'm
willing to maintain it. I took ownership of nc6, because it was a
dependency of hadoop.


So, it would seem at some point, without me noticing (certainly my fault,
for not paying attention enough), the Hadoop packages got orphaned and/or
retired? in Fedora.

This is a big problem for me, because the main package I work on is
dependent upon Hadoop.

What's the state of Hadoop in Fedora these days? Are there packaging
problems? Not enough support from upstream Apache community? Missing
dependencies in Fedora? Not enough time to work on it? No interest from

Whatever the issue is... I'd like to help wherever I can... I'd like to
keep this stuff going.

Bugzilla email address sync

I recently updated my FAS account email forwarding address.

Then, I got an email with the title "Please fix your

This email was notifying me that my account email
address did not match my FAS forwarding address.

I'd really rather not broadcast my forwarding address on bugzilla more than