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The list of pending requests is kept in Bugzilla.

Requests that require package administrators approval may be requested through the fedora-cvs flag in Bugzilla tickets as described on this page. To accomplish the tasks described here, you need to be a member of the fedorabugs group.


Changing the fedora-cvs flag to "?" in a Bugzilla report means 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 package admins, please follow the guidelines on this page in order to format your request in a standard way with all required information.

Be sure to use the same bugzilla ticket that you used to get the package approved in the first place, to make your request.


After your package is approved by the Package Review Process, you need to request for a repository to be created for your package. Please copy this template into the Bugzilla comment of your bug that's been passed for review, and set fedora-cvs flag to ?. (The flag references CVS for purely historical reasons.) If you are newly sponsored member of the Fedora Packager group you might have to wait a day or two before you will get the permission to set the flag in Bugzilla as the sync is done manually about once a day. After your request is granted, please wait for permissions to be synchronized (which occurs automatically every ten minutes). At that point, your package checkout will contain empty branches for each distro branch. Simply add your files to these branches, commit, push, and build. You can reference Using Fedora GIT for more information on these operations.

Revisionist history
Requests for new f(X-2) packages when fX goes gold will not be accepted. For example, when Fedora 14 is released, no new package requests for Fedora 12 will be accepted.
New Package SCM Request
Package Name: 
Short Description: 


New Package SCM Request
Package Name: pkgname
Short Description: summary of package
Owners: foo bar
Branches: f12 f13 f14 el6
InitialCC: baz
EPEL is a sub project of Fedora that provides a complimentary add-on repository built from Fedora packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and compatible rebuilds. Read more about EPEL before branching for it.
  • Valid branch names currently used for Fedora: f12 f13 f14 el4 el5 and el6. The devel branch is implicit and always created, so you need not list it.
  • Owners must be one or more FAS usernames. If you have multiple owners, add secondary owners with a space separated list.
  • InitialCC contain FAS usernames that receive mail pertaining to this package, but are not necessarily owners. More than one can be listed separated by spaces.

SIG の仮想ユーザ

The following pseudo-users in packagedb can be used in InitialCC when appropriate, so that bugzilla and commits mails get CC'ed to the relevant mailing-lists and groups can triage their bugs effectively:

username email


To request:

  • additional branches for an existing package
  • other special git requests, changes to the description, etc

please use the existing review ticket for requests, even though it may well be CLOSED (please do not reopen it). If a review ticket does not exist or you really cannot find it, then creating a new bug is acceptable. In this case set component to your package name, and version to rawhide.

You can search for the review by visiting the Review Status page and entering the the package name in the search box.

Please check with the package owner first before requesting a new branch, if you are not the owner.

Ownership and comaintainer changes
In most cases, you can use the Fedora Package Database web interface to request changes to ownership and comaintainer status on existing packages. When the owner is unresponsive or you need to make a lot of changes to a lot of packages it is fine to open an Admin request to make the change instead.

Please use the following template to state clearly exactly what you want and why it is justified in your Bugzilla comment. Then set the fedora-cvs flag to ?. Note that there is no need to reopen the bug if it is closed; the package administrators only query on the state of the fedora-cvs flag, and it takes extra time for the administrators to look up the original resolution of the bug so that it can be re-closed properly.


Package Change Request
Package Name:
New Branches: 

[add any required explanatory text here] 

The Package Name field is mandatory, and it is recommended to list the Owners. Please only include other fields which need to be changed or updated. In the Owners field list the branch owner and any comaintainers. Please note that when the new branch is created, ownership or CC information will not be copied to the new branch, so be sure to specify in the request all of the owners and initialCC members the new branch should have.

Example, to add EPEL branches:

Package Change Request
Package Name: pkgname
New Branches: el5 el6
Owners: bar foo

If you need other special changes done which cannot be handled by the template field, such as a package that was created with the wrong name that has never been imported or built, or otherwise out of the scope of the template 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 and reviewed before it can be added.

Automation is coming
This is an interim procedure that should be automated in the future with the Infrastructure/PackageDatabase project. Please inquire with the Infrastructure team if you are interested in helping.