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Wednesday, October 15 2014

Fedora-Infra: Did you know? The package information are now updated weekly in pkgdb2!

The package database pkgdb2 is the place where is managed the permission on the git repositories.

In simple words, it is the place managing the "who is allowed to do what on which package".

For each package, when they are created, the summary, the description and the upstream URL from the spec file are added to the database, which allow us to display the information on the page concerning the package. However, until two weeks ago, this information was never updated. That means that if you had an old package whose description had changed over time, pkgdb would present the one from the time the package was created in the database.

Nowadays, we have a script running on a weekly basis and updating the database. Currently, this script relies on the information provided by yum's metadata on the rawhide repo. This means that packages that are only present in EPEL or that are retired on rawhide but present in F21, will not have their information updated. This is likely something we will fix in the future though.

In the mean-time, you can now enjoy a pkgdb with summary and description information for almost all packages!

As an example, checkout the fedocal page, you can now see a link to the upstream website, a short summary and a little longer description of the project.

Also, to give you a little hint on the amount of updates we did:

The first time we ran the script:

 16638 packages checked
 15723 packages updated

Last week's run:

 16690 packages checked
 50 packages updated

Monday, March 18 2013

Fedora-Infra: Did you know? -- pkgdb-cli

Did you know?

With pkgdb-cli you can give someone commit rights without her/him asking for it?

The command will look like:

pkgdb-cli update <package> <acl> <user> <branch> --approve

For example:

pkgdb-cli update packagedb-cli commit toshio devel --approve


Can be handy if you work in a team!

Monday, March 11 2013

Fedora-Infra: Did you know? -- copr-cli

Did you know?

You know copr right ? This tool to create easily your own yum repo building the RPMs in a new cloud instance everytime. It allows you to give access to nightly builds or a new version of a software backported from rawhide.

Well, if you have been playing with the development instance, know that in the sources there is a CLI tool!

Some example of what it can do if run directly from the sources:

$ python copr_cli/main.py -h
usage: copr-cli [-h] [--version] {create,list,build} ...

optional arguments:
  -h, --help           show this help message and exit
  --version            show program's version number and exit

actions:
  {create,list,build}
    list               List all the copr of the provided
    create             Create a new copr
    build              Build packages to a specified copr

And a small demo:

$ python copr_cli/main.py list toshio
name                |description                                                                                           |repos |instructions
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
fas2                |RPMS for the Fedora Account System run in Fedora Infrastructure.                                      |      |
packagedb           |Package Database that manages ownership of packages for Fedora.  Includes both the client and server. |      |
flowhub             |flowhub adapts the gitflow workflow to github repositories                                            |      |
python-fedora-devel |                                                                                                      |      |

Some documentation on how to setup copr-cli is present in the README in the source

Monday, March 4 2013

Fedora-Infra: Did you know? -- apps.fedoraprojects.org

Did you know?

You cannot remember what's this application you've seen on the Fedora infrastructure at the latest FUDCon?

You cannot find the URL of that specific application of the Fedora infrastructure?

You are looking for an overview the applications run by the Fedora infrastructure?


apps.fedoraproject.org is there for you.


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Developped by Ralph Bean apps.fedoraproject.org gives you an overview, introduction and links to all the application run by the Fedora infrastructure.

Monday, February 25 2013

Fedora-Infra: Did you know? -- HyperKitty sends email

Did you know?

Do you know about HyperKitty? It is this new interface for mailing-list archives offering a forum-like experience for those that prefer forum over mailing-list.

The latest version (which you can see online on the development server) allows you to

  • create a new thread in the list as you would create a new thread in a forum
  • reply to an email sent on the list as you would reply to a post in a forum
  • tag posts on the list
  • like/dislike post sent on the list
  • get an overview of the list activity (see for the Fedora-devel mailing list)


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