Postings by Brian (bex) Exelbierd

Intention to retire Release Notes RPM

Hi All,

Barring objection, I plan to retire the release notes package from
Fedora on or after August 9, 2019. The package has not been updated
since F28. Despite the fact that we have literally shipped a package
containing the F28 release notes in F29 and F30, there have been no
comments. This has been discussed with the docs team and is

Review Swap


I am happy to try my hand at a review swap. I have worked with simple
python and golang packages.

I have the exciting multi-git-status on offer. This is a bash script.

Review Request: multi-git-status - Show uncommitted, untracked and
unpushed changes for multiple Git repos
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Thank you,



Bootstrapped Packages


Can someone point me at step by step instructions for how to handle
new packages that require bootstrapping because of a circular

I am about to request the first of the repos and want to make sure I
follow the process correctly. My goal is to wind up with both
packages built fully in rawhide, and later other versions.

The package that requires a boot strap received it's ack today. I
suspect the other review is waiting on the bootstrap to "appear."

thank you for the guidance.



Stuck Package Review pass-pwned


Bug 1711303 - Review Request: pass-pwned - Password-Store extension
for Have I Been Pwned
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is stuck. It got an awesome first pass on 19 May, but has received no
updates since then and has no assignee.

Can someone take a look?



Google Chrome Flash doesn't seem to work in F30


I've noticed that Flash doesn't seem to work in F30 in the upstream
Google Chrome. It works in F29. As a test, I installed an F29 and an
F30 Workstation VM. I did nothing other than install Google Chrome
from the upstream site. The app I need and a test site work in F29
but not in F30.

I realize we don't package or distribute Google Chrome, but I was
wondering if anyone could provide some advice on where/how to
troubleshoot this?

I have a flash application that I use as part of my work for the
Fedora Project so this is a challenge for me.

thank you.



pkgdb new package fedmsg replacement


What is now sending fedmsg events when a new package is added to
Fedora? Amongst other thigns, we have a badge that isn't being
awarded and I can't even figure out how to easily audit to catch it



Swag Finding Mission

Hi All,

I am working on managing our swag and logo-ed goods inventory to
ensure we are in good shape when it is time to move to the new logo.

As a part of this, I'd like to find any items you may have stored
somewhere that are to be used for Fedora events and activities.

I am trying to avoid ordering any unnecessary items with the current
logo by using up our existing stock.

If you have swag or other logo-ed goods, please contact me off list so
we can get it sent to an upcoming event or used up as appropriate.

Thank you!



packaging bootstrap example, ideally with golang


I am trying to package gocryptfs. It has a pair of dependencies that
have a circular dependency:


I think I am supposed to make one of them have a bootstrap
configuration so it can be built without the other and then build the
other and then rebuild the first one.

If this is right, can someone point me to an example of this, ideally
done with golang, so I can work it out?



Flock 2019 - 8-11 August - Budapest, Hungary

= Flock 2019 - 8-11 August - Budapest, Hungary

The annual Fedora contributors conference, Flock, will be in Budapest,
Hungary from 8-11 August. Event details, including hotel and visa
letters, are all on the website[1].

== Program/CfP

The call for submissions for talks and workshops is now open. For
Flock 2019, we are accepting proposals as issues in the Flock
repository[2]. We are doing this so you can solicit feedback on your
proposal, look for collaborators, figure out who you need in the room,
and who will be there.

FOSDEM 2019 - Distributions Devroom Call for Participation

talks and helpers. Please coordinate with mitzie and/or Mindshare.

Please also distribute this to people and lists which you know would
find it interesting?


The Distributions devroom will take place Sunday 3 February 2019 at
FOSDEM, in Brussels, Belgium at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

As more and more workloads are being considered for containerization in
the future and are finally landing in virtualized environments today,
distributions remain a critical success factor and are more important
than ever.

Flock Update - ~1 month away

An Update on Flock

* New Sponsor

Some of you may have noticed that the ARM Foundation is now a Gold Sponsor
for Flock.

* Tickets and T-shirts

My tardiness at getting t-shirts ordered is to your BENEFIT. The tickets
that have t-shirts associated with them have been extended until tomorrow,
12 July. Get your order in now if you want to be assured of getting a

Tickets that don't guarantee a t-shirt or lunch, will be available until 8

* Transportation Details

Transportation Information has been added to the website as provided by
Amit Shah.