Highlights from 2021-03-17 release

Updated client packages are shipped in Fedora 34, Fedora 33, Fedora 32, EPEL 8 and EPEL 7 Bodhi updates.

Automatic run of Fedora Review tool

There’s a new per-project config option (e.g. copr create --fedora-review) that triggers an automatic run of Fedora Review after each build in such project, for now only in the fedora-* chroots.

We don’t mark the build failed when the review tool fails for now, and it is up to the end-user to check the review results in the new review.txt file that is created in build results.

Quick HOWTO for the Package Review time:

$ copr create review-foo-component --chroot fedora-rawhide-x86_64 --fedora-review
$ copr build review-foo-component ./foo.src.rpm
# wait and see the results!

Updates in automatic repo cleanups

The source-rpms directories, e.g. the @copr/copr one, ate a big amount of remaining free space on the Copr Backend storage because we did not clean those repositories before. Therefore we installed a cron job doing an automatic cleanup there. The only reason motivating users to go there is when they try to debug the failed source builds, so warning: Please, from now on do the debugging soon enough. We clean all the stuff there older than 7 days, similarly as we are used to cleanup obsoleted RPM builds.

We did several parallelization fixes in the repo pruner cron job, so it should be much faster now (and some work on that is still WIP).

The centos-stream-8 chroot change

In the following days, we plan to rename the centos-stream-x86_64 chroot to centos-stream-8-x86_64, this change already happened in the mock-core-configs package. For the projects that have this chroot already installed, we will install compatibility symlinks on backend side, like centos-stream-x86_64 -> centos-stream-8-x86_64. So already used repourls in the wild will continue to work. But note that these links are not not going to be created for new projects. Also note that your scripts working with Copr Frontend (e.g. doing copr-cli build --chroot ...) need to be updated.

Other Enhancements and bugfixes

  • The command-line tool now supports --enable-net option for build* commands (so you can explicitly override the per-project settings).

  • Copr Frontend was largely optimized for the huge-queue times, we believe that copr-frontend should flawlessly handle queue with several tens of thousands pending tasks.

  • HTML tags are not expanded in project description fields.

  • The pull-request submitter in Pagure is now correctly recognized and used as the submitter of automatic Copr builds.

  • The repo files for EOLed chroots shouldn’t be shown on project pages anymore.

  • Newly, when no explicit branch is specified for DistGit or SCM build in Copr, we don’t automatically expect master is the default branch. This fixed build-failures e.g. for Fedora DistGit builds where we moved from the default master to rawhide.