Bodhi Activation Point


Bodhi must be activated after two weeks of Mass Branching at 00:00 UTC.


Run the following command on your own workstation.

$ bodhi releases create

–name F25 –long-name “Fedora 25” –id-prefix FEDORA –version 25 –branch f25 –dist-tag f25 –stable-tag f25-updates –testing-tag f25-updates-testing –candidate-tag f25-updates-candidate –pending-stable-tag f25-updates-pending –pending-testing-tag f25-updates-testing-pending –override-tag f25-override –state pending –username <user_name>


Due to a bug in Bodhi, it is critical that Bodhi processes be restarted any time bodhi releases create or bodhi releases edit are used.

Now edit the Bodhi production.ini.j2 template in the Infrastructure Ansible repository to configure the new release’s pre-beta policy


f25.status = pre_beta f25.post_beta.mandatory_days_in_testing = 7 f25.post_beta.critpath.num_admin_approvals = 0 f25.post_beta.critpath.min_karma = 2 f25.post_beta.critpath.stable_after_days_without_negative_karma = 14 f25.pre_beta.mandatory_days_in_testing = 3 f25.pre_beta.critpath.num_admin_approvals = 0 f25.pre_beta.critpath.min_karma = 1

In the same file, look for the section about “Mirror settings” with the *_repomd settings, and make sure they are correct for the new release. You should also define a *_primary_arches setting for the new release:

fedora_29_stable_master_repomd =
fedora_29_testing_master_repomd =
fedora_29_stable_alt_master_repomd =
fedora_29_testing_alt_master_repomd =
fedora_29_primary_arches = aarch64 armhfp x86_64

You need to restart all Bodhi processess (httpd and fedmsg-hub) on all machines for this and other things to take effect.

Now edit the Greenwave policy to configure a policy for the new release by editing roles/openshift-apps/greenwave/templates/configmap.yml in the Infrastructure Ansible repository. You can probably just search for fedora-24 and add a fedora-25 wherever it appears. Once those changes are committed and pushed, run the greenwave playbook

$ rbac-playbook openshift-apps/greenwave.yml

Greenwave runs in OpenShift (as implied by the playbook paths), and so the change will not be live right away when the playbook finishes. You can monitor to wait for the new policy to appear (it should take a few minutes).

Now the Koji tags should be edited so that Bodhi can push updates.


$ koji edit-target f25-candidate –dest-tag f25-updates-candidate $ koji edit-target f25 –dest-tag f25-updates-candidate $ koji edit-tag –perm=admin f25

Email devel-announce and test-announce lists about Bodhi Activation. Please find the body of the email below:


Hi all,

Today’s an important day on the Fedora 25 schedule[1], with several significant cut-offs. First of all today is the Bodhi activation point [2]. That means that from now all Fedora 25 packages must be submitted to updates-testing and pass the relevant requirements[3] before they will be marked as ‘stable’ and moved to the fedora repository.

Today is also the Alpha freeze[4]. This means that only packages which fix accepted blocker or freeze exception bugs[5][6] will be marked as ‘stable’ and included in the Alpha composes. Other builds will remain in updates-testing until the Alpha release is approved, at which point the Alpha freeze is lifted and packages can move to ‘stable’ as usual until the Beta freeze.

Today is also the Software String freeze[7], which means that strings marked for translation in Fedora-translated projects should not now be changed for Fedora 25.

Finally, today is the ‘completion deadline’ Change Checkpoint[8], meaning that Fedora 25 Changes must now be ‘feature complete or close enough to completion that a majority of its functionality can be tested’.

Regards <your_name>

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]


The following message is displayed after successful completions of the bodhi command.


Name: F25 Long Name: Fedora 25 Version: 25 Branch: f25 ID Prefix: FEDORA Dist Tag: f25 Stable Tag: f25-updates Testing Tag: f25-updates-testing Candidate Tag: f25-updates-candidate Pending Testing Tag: f25-updates-testing-pending Pending Stable Tag: f25-updates-pending Override Tag: f25-override State: pending

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