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Requests that require CVS administrators' approval may be requested by adding the bug tracker number #33 in Bugzilla tickets as described on this page. To accomplish the tasks described here, you need to be a member of the rpmfusionbugs group.

Adding a bug dependency on the Tracker bug in a Bugzilla report means CVS admin attention is needed. They will read your Bugzilla ticket and attempt to take care of your request. In order to make the job faster and easier for the CVS admins, please follow the guidelines on this page in order to format your request in a standard way with all required information.

New Packages

After your package is approved by the Package Review Process, you may request for a CVS module to be created. Please copy this template into your Bugzilla comment, and add your ticket to the tracker bug numbered #33. After your request is granted, please wait for the next CVS sync, which occurs every 30 minutes. At that point, your package checkout will contain empty directories for each distro branched. Simply add your files to these directories, check-in, tag and build.

/!\ Note: Requests for new F-(x-2) packages when F-x goes gold will not be accepted. For example, when Fedora 16 is released, no new package requests for Fedora 14 will be accepted.

Here is a template:

New Package CVS Request
Package Name:
Short Description:
Cvsextras Commits:

And an example:

New Package CVS Request
Package Name: foobar
Short Description: kmod of foo
Owners: fas_registered_email,fas_registered_email_2
Branches: F-14 F-15
InitialCC: fas_registered_email
Cvsextras Commits: yes

/!\ note: we remind you that EPEL is a sub project of Fedora that provides a complementary add-on repository built from Fedora packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible rebuilds. Read more about EPEL before branching for it.

/!\ note: RPMFusion currently doesn't support OLPC packages.

Package Change Requests for existing packages

Please try to use the existing review ticket for these special requests, even if that ticket is CLOSED. If you cannot find a review ticket, then creating a new bug against the package is acceptable.

To request:

Please use the following template to state clearly exactly what you want and why it is justified in your Bugzilla comment. Then make your ticket block ticket #33. Note that there is no need to reopen the ticket if it is closed; the CVS administrators only query on the state of the bug tracker list RF_CVSsync, and it takes extra time for the CVS administrators to look up the original resolution of the ticket so that it can be re-closed properly.

Here is the template:

Package Change Request
Package Name:
[New Branches: ] 
[Updated RPMFusion Owners: ] 
[Updated RPMFusion CC: ] 
[Updated EPEL Owners: ] 
[Updated EPEL CC: ] 
[Updated Description: ] 
[Updated Cvsextras Commits: ] 
[add any required explanatory text here] 

The Package Name field is mandatory. Please only include other fields that need to be changed or updated. For Owners and CC changes please list all the owners, both current and new. If the CC list is to be removed use [none] to indicate that. If you are requesting one or more EPEL branches with exactly the same Owners and CC list as for Fedora, then there is no need to write them in the request. The list of current owners of a package is available in the CVS tree for Free and Non-Free.

Example, to add EPEL branches:

Package Change Request
Package Name: foobar
New Branches: EL-5

Example, to add new co-maintainer "baz":

Package Change Request
Package Name: foobar
Updated RPMFusion Owners: foo_username,bar_username,baz_username

If you need other special changes done which cannot be handled by the template fields, like renaming of a package, or complete removal of a package or branch due to rare circumstances, please state your desire and justification below the template in your Bugzilla comment.

/!\ Note: for current packages that have been renamed upstream, a new package needs to be created for the new package: please make a New Package CVS Request.

ACL issue on existing package

If you have an ACL issue on a package you should be able to commit to already, please file a bug in the "Infrastructure" Product and "CVS" component, and have it block bug #33 (RF_CVSsync)


Contributors/CVSRequests (last edited 2023-11-14 09:37:58 by anonymous)