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PSA: RPM database issues after update to libdb-5.3.28-21 on Fedora 24 and Fedora 25

Hi there, folks! This is an important PSA for Fedora 24, 25 and 26 (pre-release) users. tl;dr version: if you recently updated and got some kind of error or crash and now you’re getting RPM database errors, you need to do the old reliable RPM database fix dance: # rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db* # rpm –rebuilddb […]

LinuxFest Northwest report

EDIT: recording link added! Hi folks! This weekend was LinuxFest Northwest 2017, and as usual I was down in Bellingham to attend it. Had a good time, again as usual. Luckily I got to do my talk first thing and get it out of the way. Here’s a recording, and here’s the slide deck. It […]

Fedora 26 crypto policy Test Day today (2017-03-30)!

Sorry for the short notice, folks! Today is Fedora 26 crypto policy Test Day. This event is intended to test the Fedora 26 changes and updates to the ongoing crypto policy feature which intends to provide a centralized and unified configuration system for the various cryptography libraries commonly used in Fedora. The Test Day page […]

Getting started with Pagure CI

I spent a few hours today setting up a couple of the projects I look after, fedfind and resultsdb_conventions, to use Pagure CI. It was surprisingly easy! Many thanks to Pingou and Lubomir for working on this, and of course Kevin for helping me out with the Jenkins side. You really do just have to […]

Announcing the resultsdb-users mailing list

I’ve been floating an idea around recently to people who are currently using ResultsDB in some sense – either sending reports to it, or consuming reports from it – or plan to do so. The idea was to have a group where we can discuss (and hopefully co-ordinate) use of ResultsDB – a place to […]

The future of Fedora QA

Welcome to version 2.0 of this blog post! This space was previously occupied by a whole bunch of longwinded explanation about some changes that are going on in Fedoraland, and are going to be accelerating (I think) in the near future. But it was way too long. So here’s the executive summary! First of all: […]

openQA and Autocloud result submission to ResultsDB

So I’ve just arrived back from a packed two weeks in Brno, and I’ll probably have some more stuff to post soon. But let’s lead with some big news! One of the big topics at Devconf and around the RH offices was the ongoing effort to modernize both Fedora and RHEL’s overall build processes to […]

The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch

I’m feeling like writing a very long explanation of a very small change again. Some folks have told me they enjoy my attempts to detail the entire step-by-step process of debugging some somewhat complex problem, so sit back, folks, and enjoy…The Tale Of The Two-Day, One-Character Patch! Recently we landed Python 3.6 in Fedora Rawhide. […]

QA protip of the day: make sure your test runner fails properly

Just when you thought you were safe…it’s time for a blog post! For the last few days I’ve been working on fixing Rawhide packages that failed to build as part of the Python 3.6 mass rebuild. In the course of this, I’ve been enabling test suites for packages where there is one, we can plausibly […]

Oooh, look! A shiny thing!

Hmm. Today I was supposed to be finalizing the test cases for Thursday’s switchable graphics Test Day. Instead, thanks to this: (jeff) adamw: Hey, I’ve been approached by 2 different people telling me dnf system-upgrade was failing. In both cases they had to import the F24 key manually. And in both cases they were going […]