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Fedora 13 ARM RC1 – Breathing new life into EOL June 30, 2011

Posted by Paul Whalen in ARM, Koji.
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We are pleased to offer a new and perhaps final release of Fedora 13 ARM. If your upgrading from beta3, run a yum update and you will pull in a new fedora-release package that will include the new key for RC1 as well as new repository files. You will need to do some small house keeping in order to use the new repo:

mv /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo.rpmnew /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo

You may also need to run:

yum clean all

The RC1 repository has been rsync’d to the mirrors to improve bandwidth and take some of the load off the ARM Koji hub.
For those who would like to start fresh, the RC1 root filesystem is available at:


Packages are currently building for the f13-updates repository and it should come online next week. It will also be rsync’d to the mirrors and will be updated as packages are built successfully. If you would like to read more about the new tool being used to build updates you can visit Jon Chiappetta’s
blog for details.

If you would like to provide feedback on the release, have questions on usage or comments, please feel free to drop by #fedora-arm on Freenode, or to the Fedora ARM Mailing list – arm@lists.fedoraproject.org.


Sigul Signing Problems – Removing a build from Koji June 27, 2011

Posted by Paul Whalen in ARM, Koji.
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My colleague Anthony recently finished setting up a Sigul Server instance that will be used by the Fedora ARM team to sign packages for release. After some initial hiccups with signing we successfully completed the first run, signing roughly 25000 packages – 15,000 of which will be included in our release of Fedora 13 rc1.
When composing the repo I received a number of errors that some packages weren’t signed with the preferred key. When then attempting to sign the package manually the process would also fail saying that the rpm was corrupt. When checked the rpm packages were fine, but checking the package directory structure the signature files were missing. More then likely as a result of some data loss we experienced a few weeks ago. In order to sign these packages, we needed to download them from koji, remove the build and then re-import and tag them.
First, download the packages so you can later import them and make note of the build ID. If the packages are not downloaded first, you will be required to rebuild them. (replace $nvr with your package nvr, eg ant-1.7.1-13.fc13)
arm-koji download-build $nvr
Then remove the build:
arm-koji call resetBuild $nvr
Due to a bug you will need to do some database clean up to remove all references to the build. You will need the build ID for this step (replace $buildID with your package build ID).
DELETE FROM tag_listing where build_id = $buildID;
DELETE FROM build where id = $buildID;

Once completed you can then import the downloaded rpms
arm-koji import *.rpm
arm-koji tag-pkg dist-f13 $nvr

Checking the directory structure of /mnt/koji/packages/$nvr you should now see the signature files that were lost, and be able to successfully sign the packages.