fedora-easy-karma allows you to easily portion out karma points for testing updates that you have currently installed. The typical workflow is as follows:
- install packages from updates-testing:
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update'
- Run fedora-cert, included with fedora-easy-karma as a dependency, to set up a certificate with your FAS credentials.
- Use these packages to identify breakage or directly run fedora-easy-karma and test packages according to the update notes
- Run fedora-easy-karma
$ fedora-easy-karma --help Usage: fedora-easy-karma [options] [pattern, ..] You will be asked for every package installed from updates-testing to provide feedback using karma points. If patterns are provided, you will be only prompted for updates related to packages or builds that match any of the patterns. Possible wildcards are *, ?, [seq] and [!seq] as explained at http://docs.python.org/library/fnmatch.html After selecting the karma points, you will be asked for a comment. An empty comment skips the update. Possible karma points are: -1 : Update breaks something or does not fix a bug it is supposed to 0 : The update has not been tested much or at all 1 : The update seems not to break anything new All other inputs will skip the update. You can use <CTRL>-<D> on an empty prompt to exit If you use a default comment, '<CTRL>-<X> <backspace>' can be used to delete the default comment to easily enter a custom one. The source can be found at http://fedorapeople.org/gitweb?p=till/public_git/fedora-easy-karma.git;a=summary Please send bug reports and feature requests to 'Till Maas <email@example.com>' For patches please use 'git send-email'. Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit --bodhi-cached Use cached bodhi query --bodhi-cachedir=BODHI_CACHEDIR Directory to store bodhi cache, default: ~/.fedora- easy-karma --bodhi-update-cache Update bodhi query cache --critpath-only Only consider unapproved critpath updates --debug Enable debug output --default-comment=COMMENT Default comment to use, default: --default-karma=KARMA Default karma to use, default: --fas-username=FAS_USERNAME FAS username --include-commented Also ask for more comments on updates that already got a comment from you, this is enabled if patterns are provided --installed-max-days=DAYS Only check packages installed within the last XX days, default: 28 --installed-min-days=DAYS Only check packages installed for at least XX days, default: 0 --list-rpms-only Only list affected rpms --no-skip-empty-comment Do not skip update if comment is empty --product=PRODUCT product to query Bodhi for, 'F' for Fedora, 'EL-' for EPEL, default: F --releasever=RELEASEVER releasever to query Bodhi for, default: releasever from yum --retries=RETRIES Number if retries when submitting a comment in case of an error, default: 3 --wrap-bugs Apply line-wrapping to bugs --wrap-rpms Apply line-wrapping to list of installed rpms --wrap-width=WRAP_WIDTH Width to use for line wrapping of updates, default: 80 $ fedora-easy-karma Getting list of installed packages... Getting list of packages in updates-testing... ================================================================================ fedora-easy-karma-0-0.7.20100709git561718c8.fc12 ================================================================================ Update ID: FEDORA-2010-11029 Release: Fedora 12 Status: testing Type: enhancement Karma: 1 Notes: Introduce the --critpath-only parameter. Submitter: till Submitted: 2010-07-09 15:30:58 Comments: bodhi - 2010-07-09 15:30:58 (karma 0) This update has been submitted for testing by till. bodhi - 2010-07-13 07:45:42 (karma 0) This update has been pushed to testing robatino (proventesters) - 2010-07-13 08:49:36 (karma 1) Seems to work properly. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F12/FEDORA-2010-11029 inst. RPMS: fedora-easy-karma-0-0.7.20100709git561718c8.fc12.noarch - Fedora update feedback made easy (installed 0 days ago) Comment? -1/0/1 ->karma, other -> skip> 1 Comment> It works perfectly. FAS Password for till:
Update Everything, then look at updates and perform some direct testing
yum update --enablerepo="*-testing"
The run fedora-easy-karma:
Now read the presented update information. If there is an update to would like to test, do it now in parallel, e.g. if it is a text editor, run it, open some files, edit something etc. Decide what karma should be provided according to QA:Update feedback guidelines, then enter it in the prompt. If you do not know how to test the package, just skip it hitting "Enter".
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: I just updated package foo from updates-testing, but when I run fedora-easy-karma, why I am not asked for feedback?
- A: The update for the package is probably already requested to become stable or maybe to be unpushed from testing. You will not be asked for feedback on such updates. If you found a new bug, please open a bug report instead.
Currently the source is available at a Fedorapeople git repository