fedpkg 1.34 Release Notes

Released on July 19, 2018

This release requires rpkg >= 1.55.

Python compatibility

fedpkg works with Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.6.

What’s new in fedpkg 1.34

OIDC authentication is enabled via HTTPS

OIDC authentication is enabled to let you push local changes to dist-git via HTTPS. That means you don’t have to request SSH permission to contribute to a package.

Command override to operate Bodhi update

This new command has two subcommands to create and extend expiration individually.

An update could be created from a repository by generating build NVR from current active release branch, or outside a repository by providing the NVR explicitly.

To create an update inside a repository, ensure switch to a release branch, e.g. f28:

fedpkg override create

To create an update outside a repository:

fedpkg override create foo-0.1-1.fc28

By default, update created from fedpkg has 7 days to be alive. --duration could be used to change this default number of days.

The expiration date of created update could be expanded by subcommand extend:

fedpkg override extend 5 foo-0.1-1.fc28

This command extends update of build foo-0.1-1.fc28 by 5 days.

Please refer to man page for details.


fedpkg works with bodhi-client >= 2.0 only.

Pass repository name to request-repo explicitly

Previously the new repository name, aka the package, module, or container name, to be requested is specified by a global option --module-name (which is deprecated already since rpkg-1.55). There were several issues reported for that because it would confuse packagers easily with the word “module”. To Avoid the confusion, command request-repo has a new argument name to specify repository name for clarity and optional --namespace option to indicate namespace for the repository.

Here is an example to request a RPM package foo with package review bug ID 123456:

fedpkg request-repo foo 123456

Another example to request a module bar:

fedpkg request-repo --namespace modules bar


Original form fedpkg --module-name foo request-repo is not supported. Please switch to the new command form.

Optional repository name and namespace to request-branch

Command request-branch now has its own option --repo and --namespace to make it easy to use and avoid any potential confusion. You can request a branch like this way:

fedpkg request-branch --repo foo f28

If --namespace is not specified, it defaults to rpms. In order to request a branch for non-RPM stuff, it accepts specific dist-git namespace like namespace option in other commands. Here is an example to request a branch for a module:

fedpkg request-branch --repo bar --namespace modules 10


Global option --name and --namespace are usable for request-branch. However, it is recommended to use new options instead for clarity.

Change Logs

  • Get csrf token properly when retry bodhi API call (cqi)

  • Accept old config with module instead of repo (lsedlar)

  • Add option –namespace to command request-branch (cqi)

  • Add argument name and option –namespace to request-repo - #193 #200 (cqi)

  • Add explicit option –repo for request-branch - #244 (cqi)

  • Do not use deprecated option module-name (cqi)

  • Remove compatible code with EL5 in bash completion (cqi)

  • Handle Bodhi login automatically (cqi)

  • Refine command override create (cqi)

  • request-repo: Fix API token help text - #232 (tmz)

  • Use base_module in clone_config - #230 (tmz)

  • Extend override by number of days or specific date - #67 (cqi)

  • Use refactored man from pyrpkg (puiterwijk)

  • Add new command for creating override in Bodhi - #92 (cqi)

  • Also remove bodhi url from config (cqi)

  • Check bodhi version earlier (cqi)

  • Drop support of bodhi-client 0.9 - #223 (cqi)

  • Use custom ArgumentParser from pyrpkg.cli (jkucera)

  • Add OIDC config (puiterwijk)

  • Fix argparse error in Python 3 - #221 (cqi)