Postings by Bob Mauchin

Looking for comaintainers for AV1 related stuff


I'm very interested in AV1, the new royalty-free video codec developed by
Xiph, Google and others (<a href="" title=""></a>).

I have packaged almost all project related to AV1:
- aom: <a href="" title=""></a>
- dav1d: <a href="" title=""></a>
- rav1e: Not packaged yet but all Rust deps are in
- go-avif: Repo will be created soon

Maybe SVT-AV1 in the future: <a href="" title=""></a>

I'm looking for comaintainers on these projects who are equally motivated by
AV1, so that if I'm unavailable, they will still be maintained in Fedora in

Fedora modularity and cyclic dependencies


In Golang, we have a lot of cyclic dependencies for which we have to bootstrap
many packages, and then later build them unbootstrapped when all the deps are
in place.
How are we supposed to handle this in Modularity? Since it rebuilds all
packages from the start, it will fail to build cyclic deps. Is there a way to
turn on the --with bootstrap switch in Modularity?

How to bootstrap a set of packages?


I'd like to bootstrap all Golang packages to be able to detect whatever cyclic
dependencies we have introduced over the years.
Basically what I need is to be able to build from the base rawhide (or Koji
latest) without any preexisting Go package, and slowly build the packages
iteratively, starting from a clean slate.
How can I achieve this? Is there a way to blacklist a set of packages from a

Golang review swaps

Hello folks,

In order to update a few Golang packages, new dependencies needing to
be packaged have appeared. Please, if you have time to help, take a look at

Registering Python packages with Anitya and the "no-monitoring" option


I have worked on my script to register packages with Anitya this week-end:
<a href="" title=""></a>

It now handles all backend that Anitya supports.

I have ran it on Python 2661 packages and this resulted in 637 new packages
being registered. Michal Konecny still needs to do something for the new
hotness to pick them up.

However I already noticed that a large number of packages have set "no-
monitoring" in Pagure. A lot of that are old packages ported from pkgdb and it
seems it defaulted to "no-monitoring" back then.

Need volunteer for a Go review


Can anyone review:

Review Request: golang-github-anacrolix-dms - A UPnP DLNA Digital Media Server
that includes basic video
<a href="" title=""></a>

This is the last piece I need to update rclone to 1.46.0, which was published
2 months ago already.

I'm available for any review in exchange.



Can someone do this quick Golang review please?


I need a quick review of: <a href="" title=""></a>

It's a standard Golang package, it builds in Koji.

I'm available for any swap in exchange.



Anitya not working again?


Earlier this week, I wrote a script to check and add all Golang packages to
Anitya. Everything went smoothly, and dozens of packages were registered and
got their version retrieved.
Since our float of Golang packages is severely out of date, I was expecting a
load of new messages from Bugzilla. But niet, nada, zilch: no new bug were
filed as part of this process.
So is Anitya broken again?

Review swaps (Golang packages)


I'd like some help to review my packages, I'll review anything in exchange:

Review Request: golang-github-anacrolix-dms - A UPnP DLNA Digital Media Server
that includes basic video transcoding
<a href="" title=""></a>

Review Request: golang-github-mattn-pointer - Utility for cgo
<a href="" title=""></a>

Review Request: golang-github-mattn-gtk - Go binding for GTK
<a href="" title=""></a>

Review Request: golang-github-grpc-ecosystem-middleware - Golang gRPC
Middlewares: interceptor chaining, auth, lo

New Golang Packaging Guidelines: Feedback needed and appreciated

Hello Fedora people,

As you may or may not know, currently applied Golang packaging guidelines
have always been simply a « draft ». Part of the new Go SIG mission is to
update ours best practices and tooling. As such, Nicolas Mailhot designed a
new set of macros based on lua script to improve our current situation.

Help needed regarding a build failure on x32 for python-twisted, might be kernel related


I'm trying to build the new python-twisted 18.9.0, but it fails on 32 bits architecture:

BUILDSTDERR: In file included from /usr/include/asm/socket.h:1,
BUILDSTDERR: from /usr/include/bits/socket.h:393,
BUILDSTDERR: from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:33,
BUILDSTDERR: from src/twisted/python/_sendmsg.c:16:
BUILDSTDERR: src/twisted/python/_sendmsg.c: In function 'init_sendmsg':
BUILDSTDERR: src/twisted/python/_sendmsg.c:158:64: error: '__kernel_long_t' undeclared (first use in this function)
BUILDSTDERR: 158 | if (-1 == PyModule_AddIn

Looking for volunteers for a handful of Go package reviews


I have several Go packages in need of a review for the latest Rclone version.
I'm available for any review in exchange.

- golang-github-anacrolix-dms
<a href="" title=""></a>

- golang-github-anacrolix-ffprobe
<a href="" title=""></a>

- golang-github-anacrolix-envpprof
<a href="" title=""></a>

- golang-github-anacrolix-missinggo
<a href="" title=""></a>

- golang-github-RoaringBitmap-roaring

dav1d 0.2.0 with SONAME bump planned next week


dav1d 0.2.0 is planned to be released on Monday and I will be pushing it to
F30/F31 during the week.

Golang review swaps


i need help reviewing these packages:

- golang-contrib-opencensus-exporter <a href="" title=""></a>
- golang-github-census-instrumentation-opencensus-proto https://

There are simple Golang packages, I'll swap with anything in exchange.

Best regards,


Package Reviews


I'd like some help for a couple of package reviews:

Review Request: rclone-browser - Simple cross platform GUI for rclone
<a href="" title=""></a>

Review Request: strawberry - An audio player and music collection organizer
<a href="" title=""></a>

I'll review anything in exchange but I will be on vacation starting Sat 27 to
Wed 7.

Best regards,


Review swaps


I'd like to ask your assistance to review some packages, in exchange of yours.

2 C++ packages recently featured in FedoraMagazine: <a href="" title=""></a>

- Review Request: waifu2x-converter-cpp - Image Super-Resolution for Anime-style art using OpenCL and OpenCV
<a href="" title=""></a>

- Review Request: qtwaifu2x - Frontend for waifu2x-converter-cpp
<a href="" title=""></a>

3 simple Golang packages needed by the latest version of Rclone:

- Review Request: golang-github-azure-pipeli

Help wanted for Revew Requests


I'd like some help to review these packages:

- Review Request: arc-kde - Port of the popular GTK theme Arc for the Plasma 5 desktop
<a href="" title=""></a>

- Review Request: kvantum - SVG-based theme engine for Qt5, KDE and LXQt
<a href="" title=""></a>

- Review Request: papirus-libreoffice-theme - Papirus theme for LibreOffice
<a href="" title=""></a>

- Review Request: papirus-icon-theme - Free and open source SVG icon theme based on Paper Icon Set
<a href="" title=""></a>

Golang SIG primary goals?

Hey guys and gals,

Can we start to discuss this SIG goals?

Review swap, Perl flavored


Today is my first year anniversary of contributing to Fedora, yay us!

I've just proposed a Perl program to review:

Bug 1610554 - (perl-Crypt-HSXKPasswd) Review Request: hsxkpasswd - Secure
memorable password generator
<a href="" title=""></a>

A secure memorable password generator inspired by the wonderful XKCD
webcomic at <a href="" title=""></a> and Steve Gibson's Password Haystacks page
at <a href="" title=""></a>.

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,


Unannounced soname bump: toxcore


I accidentally soname bumped toxcore from to It was a minor patch release and I didn't anticipate the
soname change.

Affected package are utox and qtox (rpmfusion). They will be rebuilt shortly.

I don't expect anyone to be affected by it, since I'm the only maintainer of
the affected packages, but if you are please contact me.

Help needed for Reviews


I have a few Golang and Python packages that need review, any help

Looking for volunteers to review Golang packages


I'm looking for help to review a lot of Golang packages, 83 in total, that are
the results of unbundling rclone. They are made with the new standardized Go
packaging and should be fairly quick to review.

However there are a lot of inter dependents packages, sometimes circular, so I
would recommend the use of a custom mockconfig with fedora review containing
my rclone COPR to avoid any deps problem.

Review swaps


I'm looking for some help to review some Golang packages. These are all renamed packages to conform with the new Golang guidelines which standardizes package names.

Review swaps

Hello good folks,

A developer tasked me with packaging his small CLI tools so I have a few
reviews waiting. They are extremely trivial packages, often a simple Python
script or single C file.

Review swaps


I have a handful of packages that I'd like to be reviewed.

Review swaps

Hello fellow packagers,

I'd like to ask your help for a handful of reviews.

Review swaps


I've added a bunch of packages to review, I'll review yours in exchange of mine.
No Java or PHP packages as I'm not familiar with those.

Here is the list with each dependency:

── 1508034 Review Request: rssguard - Simple yet powerful feed reader
<a href="" title=""></a>

── 1508002 Review Request: uTox - The lightweight Tox client
│ <a href="" title=""></a>

├── 1507985 Review Request: libfilteraudio - Lightweight audio filtering library made
│ from webrtc code
│ https://

Review swap


Is anyone interested by a review swap? I'd like my package rclone [1] to be
reviewed (it's written in Golang). Except php and Java with which I'm not
familiar, I think I can handle anything else.

Best regards,


[1]: <a href="" title=""></a>

Display bug of programs using qt5-qtquickcontrols2 5.9.1


On Fedora 27, the programs using qt5-qtquickcontrols2 do not display icon or
text at all.

There are very few programs using qt5-qtquickcontrols2, one of them is plasma-

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

Notice the lack of caption on the "Install" buttons.

Another program that makes a heavy use of qt5-qtquickcontrols2 is Orion, a
Twitch client which I provide on COPR (<a href="" title=""></a>

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

The interface doesn't contain any icon on the lateral bar or any text under
the pictures.

Does anyone know abou