I'll be updating gsl to 2.1 in Rawhide on Monday and rebuilding
dependent packages. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1276893 for some tracking
info. A fair amount of work was done to get everything ready for this
update, but there may be a couple stragglers.
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I am in the process of splitting the 'tc' utility off from iproute
package. The motivation for this comes from two things:
1) Due to it's xt/ipt action, tc depends on iptables.
2) iproute is part of the 'Core' group.
These two in combination lead to iptables being pulled into Core as a
dependency although not strictly necessary - tc is not necessary for
basic system functionality and ip itself works fine without.
So far I added a new 'tc' subpackage to iproute.spec which will contain
tc, all related binaries and configs and relevant man pages. This
package depends on a version of iproute which is greater than the last
release before the split, which should prevent conflicts when updating.
For user convenience though, I would appreciate if an iproute package
update from a pre-split version would automatically pull the tc
subpackage as well. Is this possible without adding a dependency from
'iproute' to 'iproute-tc' (which would defeat the purpose, of course)?
my ThinkPad X220 runs Fedora 23 with automatic updates, Chromium and
Spotify Copr. Up until Friday night, it worked just fine.
Friday afternoon the new Kernel 4.4.5 was installed. It was only loaded
on Saturday when I started the machine in the afternoon. I suspended the
laptop to RAM and found that it did not woke up. I only got this strange
The error (sadly) is 100% reproducible. I then went on and started with
the earlier kernels, 4.4.4 and 4.4.3, which worked fine before Friday.
(Thanks for keeping three kernels by default!) The error is just the
same, it does not wake up.
Then I also started a Kubuntu 15.04 from USB and had a slightly
different error. The machine would start the fan and the power light
would turn on, but the wifi was still off and the screen was black.
Using Arch Linux 2016.03.01 I was able to reproduce the error with
Kernel 4.4.1. Therefore I think it is not about the software any more.
This might be somewhere in the hardware or UEFI firmware.
In the discussion about systemd mounting efiwars read-write I read about
some bricked laptops by deleting the efivars. Is it possible that some
recent change (like Friday or Saturday) did something that could
potentially interfere with the suspend-to-RAM? A frind of mine who wants
to switch to Fedora wants to wait a bit as he has the same laptops and
fears that his might break as well.
The laptop is four years old and has been used all the time, I use it as
my desktop on a docking-station. Warranty has experied a year ago, so I
have to fix it myself with help. What can I do to get the system to wake
up normally again?
We're at the last stages of preparing the first major owncloud update in a
The current version of owncloud in Fedora is the fairly old stable 8.0
release (presently 8.0.10) which we want to bring back in line with the
current owncloud upstream release of 8.2.2.
Unfortunately it's not possible to migrate directly from 8.0.x to 8.2.x as
upstream only supports jumping in increments with no skipping of major
In order for a smooth transition to 8.2.x (and after that 9.0.x when it's
released) we'll be releasing 8.1.5 to F23 and F22 within the next couple of
We plan to leave this in updates-testing for a slightly longer period than
usual to allow for a wider test base for a major version jump. Please
remember your backups prior to the upgrade!
Once 8.1.5 is pushed to updates 8.2.2 will be pushed to updates-testing for
a similar extended period. It's imperative that the 8.1.5 update is applied
before the 8.2.2 update is pushed to updates.
If you want to assist in the testing and provide feedback or bug reports
please use the usual channels of bodhi and bugzilla - both easily
accessible from pkgdb:
Looks like it failed on armv7 with this error, but it was working before...
In file included from
../../dist/include/mozilla/Endian.h: In function 'void
swapFromNetworkOrderInPlace(T*, size_t) [with T = short unsigned
../../dist/include/mozilla/Endian.h:175:45: fatal error: You must
enable NEON instructions (e.g. -mfloat-abi=softfp -mfpu=neon) to use
Packagers, members of the fedorabugs group and people having a 'watchbugzilla'
ACL in pkgdb must have a bugzilla account attached to the email they set in the
Fedora Account System (FAS).
This is mandatory to allow ACLs to be propagated from pkgdb to bugzilla, allowing
the right person to be made assignee or to be cc'ed on bug reports of packages.
There are currently a few users who are not following this rule and have not
been for quite a while, despite our attempts to contact them:
* jackprice, FAS email: jackprice -- outlook.com
watches 1 package
* vjancik, FAS email: viktor.vix.jancik -- gmail.com
co-maintains¹ 68 packages
watches 1 package
* mstuchli, FAS email: matej.stuchlik -- gmail.com
POC of 14 packages
co-maintains 18 packages
* ferbncode, FAS email: suyashgargsfam -- gmail.com
watches 2 packages
* jangernert, FAS email: janlukasgernert -- freenet.de
watches 1 package
If anyone knows how to reach to them and could either send them to us, the
Fedora infrastructure team, or directly ask them to create a bugzilla account
associated to the email they set in FAS, it would be highly appreciated.
If nothing changes in the coming days, we will drop their ACLs in pkgdb.
Thanks for your help and understanding,
for the Fedora Infrastructure team
¹ This number includes packages on which the user may have `watch*` ACLs
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