This SOP covers how to make git and pkgdb branches for packages, either for new packages that have passed review, or for existing packages that need a new branch (e.g. EPEL). Release Engineering has written a script to automate this process.

Normal Action (automated)

  1. On your local system (not on an infrastructure hosted system), be sure you have the following packages installed:

    • python-bugzilla

    • python-configobj

    • python-fedora

  2. Run “bugzilla login” and successfully receive an Authorization cookie.

  3. Clone the fedora-infrastructure tools repository:
    git clone
  4. In scripts/process-git-requests, run “process-git-requests”. Answer the prompts.

Manual Action

Creating a new branch for an existing package

  1. ssh into

  2. pkgdb-client edit -u $YOURUSERNAME -b $NEWBRANCH --master=devel $NAMEOFPACKAGE