Fedora Council Summer 2017 Election Results


The results for the Fedora Council Summer 2017 Election are published. Congratulations to Justin W. Flory for winning! He is very committed and I am looking forward to his efforts to improve communication in Fedora.

Also, I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. Thank you very much for the trust you put into me! Since the FESCo election was restarted you have to vote again in case you voted last week. On a related note, my candidate interview is now available at the Community Blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or remarks.

openssl security vulnerability (heartbleed) notes


The updated package should now be available via yum update openssl\*. Please do not forget to restart your system after you installed them. The manual installation process described below should not be necessary anymore.

Please be a aware that the instructions to update openssl given for example in
are incomplete. I recommend the following steps (All yum commands
need to run as root, all commands need to be specified on one line):

# Ensure that koji is installed
yum -y install koji
# Download the required packages (these are more RPMs than
# you might need):
# Fedora 19:
koji download-build --key=fb4b18e6 --arch=x86_64 --arch=i686 openssl-1.0.1e-37.fc19.1
# Fedora 20:
koji download-build --key=246110c1 --arch=x86_64 --arch=i686 --arch=armv7hl openssl-1.0.1e-37.fc20.1
# Verify that the RPMs are good, this needs to return lines
# like:
# openssl-1.0.1e-37.fc19.1.i686.rpm: rsa sha1 (md5) pgp md5 OK
# If a line does not contain pgp md5 OK, try to download the
# files again
rpm --checksig *.rpm
# Now get a list of all currently installed openssl
# packages:
yum list installed openssl\*
# This outputs lines starting like:
# openssl-libs.x86_64 1:1.0.1e-37.fc19 @updates
# For each line you need to install a new package, e.g. if
# the line starts with "openssl-libs.x86_64", you need to
# add the file
# openssl-libs-1.0.1e-37.fc19.1.x86_64.rpm
# to the following command:
yum install openssl-libs-1.0.1e-37.fc19.1.x86_64.rpm
# Install all necessary packages at once to avoid dependency
# problems.
# After everything is installed, reboot your system
# (recommended) or restart the necessary programs
# Use needs-restarting to identify these programs:
yum install -y yum-utils

Overview of packages in RHEL 7 Public Beta

Overview of packages in RHEL 7 Public Beta

If you are wondering, which package might be available to build your EPEL packages on, check this wiki page. Initially created by Dennis Gilmore I extended it with information about which package are available to which architectures. Packages only present in one of the two architectures can be maintained in EPEL for the other architecture.

Monitoring all drupal, ghc, nodejs and rubygem Fedora Packages

I recently added a patch to Fedora’s upstream release monitoring to allow specifying monitored packages with wildcards. This allows to easily monitor packages that come from a central upstream location, such as drupal or ghc packages. This reduces unnecessary manual work adding these kind of packages. Another type of packages this should reduce work are perl packages, but they are currently not all using only the default URL and regex aliases, but this should be addressable in the near future as well.

Bring GPG Fingerprints to FOSDEM

Hello fellow Fedorians and other readers, if you are going to FOSDEM, please bring your GPG fingerprint so we can exchange them. An easy way to generate a sheet with lots of them is to use gpg-key2ps found in the package pgp-tools:

sudo yum install pgp-tools
gpg-key2ps KEYID > KEYID.ps
lpr KEYID.ps

Replace KEYID in with your GPG key ID. Mine is for example 6A3A10B31C109517.