From Fedora Project Wiki

Date 2023-03-14 to 2023-03-15
Time all day

Website QA/Test Days
Mailing list test

Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on testing

  1. dnf5 basic sanity (install, remove, reinstall, download)
  2. dnf5 downgrade / upgrade / update commands
  3. dnf5 makecache / clean commands
  4. dnf5 distro-sync / dsync
  5. any performance issues

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion. Use #dnf or #fedora-test-day channels on libera chat. Alternatively, write on In case of problem related to test day organization/wiki/whatever, please reach out to sumantrom.

  • Development -

Marek Blaha (mblaha), David Cantrell (dcantrell), Evan Goode (egoode), Jan Kolárik (jkolarik), Pavla Kratochvílová (pkratoch), Aleš Matěj (amatej), Jaroslav Mráček (jmracek), Jaroslav Rohel (jrohel), Nicola Sella (nsella)

Prerequisite for Test Day

  • A system (real or virtual) you can install Fedora to, and not mind if it breaks
  • A Fedora 38 image: download latest 38

How to test?

Install Fedora 38

Testing DNF from a live environment is difficult and will likely wind up with the system exhausting available RAM and failing in strange ways, so we recommend you install Fedora 38 for this Test Day.

Update your machine

Make sure you have all the current updates installed, using the update manager. Note that a clean installed Fedora 38 system will have DNF 4.14, while after update from updates-testing (which is enabled by default), you should have DNF 5 from just execute sudo dnf install dnf5 dnf5-plugins. We are interested in tests with both versions. If you find an issue with one version, it would be very useful to check if it also happens with the other. For the reference, there is a copr repository for dnf5 which is built against upstream.

Run the tests

Visit the result page and click on the column title links to see the tests that need to be run: most column titles are links to a specific test case. Follow the instructions there, then enter your results by clicking the Enter result button for the test.

Reporting bugs

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component dnf5. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC and we will help you.

Known issues

  • Dnf5 repoquery lists some packages twice

  • Dnf5 group list may stop listing the groups if run for a second time. To workaround, run dnf5 clean all before running dnf5 group list again.

  • It may happen that group remove doesn’t remove all packages which has been installed by group install.

Test Results