Highlights from 2023-08-16 release¶
Possibility to specify a priority for a repository¶
DNF repositories may have the
priority=N value set in
.repo files. If
some package exists in multiple repositories, DNF installs the one with the
latest greatest NEVRA, unless repo priority is different. Then, no matter the
NEVRA, the package from the most prioritized repo is installed by DNF. See
man dnf.conf for more info. With this release, you can newly
create --repo-priority N to configure the repo
priority=N value. The
result of using values
>= 99 typically is that both at buildtime and
runtime, packages from the corresponding Copr project repository are always
preferred by DNF.
Skip chroots based on
Packages can define
ExclusiveArch in their spec file to
indicate which architectures are (not) supported and for which the package
should not be built. These specfile tags are now respected by Copr, and
builds in the “excluded” chroots are silently skipped without causing
overall build failure (previously the build was started, leading to
rpmbuild chroot build failure, and overall build failure).
#2791 - The default PyPI spec generator is now
#2627 - Each Copr build is done in two phases. First, a SRPM package is built from outside sources, and then RPM packages are built for each chroot. However, each RPM build silently rebuilt the SRPM package for the second time. We now skip this intermediate step to make the builds faster.
#2779 - New script to measure the time between failed and succeeded builds
Temporary projects are not listed on the main page anymore
Option to download only log files using
Speedup of custom builds that use a bootstrap image by not installing
Projects that opted-in for running
review.jsonfile next to the standard
Copr started using the python-specfile library for getting metadata about the package being built, instead of (a) generating an SRPM and (b) reading metadata from that SRPM. This allows us to get distro-agnostic metadata (e.g.
%disttag by overriding it to an empty string), and e.g. send valid messages, see #1701.
RHBZ 2046034 - We started releasing copr-rpmbuild for EPEL9 as well
#2410 - Probably the most frequently reported bug as of late. The
cgitweb interface for Copr DistGit was temporarily disabled because it could easily DOS the server.
#2739 - DNF5 is always updated to the latest version on builders
#2772 - Some webhooks triggers were missed and didn’t trigger appropriate Copr packages
#2563 - Fixed links to LDAP groups
#2825 - It is possible to create only one Copr group per FAS group
#2847 - Package imports were failing because of rpkg pre-push hooks
#2854 - It is now possible to specify fully-qualified bootstrap images, e.g.