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zodbot is a supybot instance connected to the IRC network and joined to many Fedora-related IRC channels.

zodbot runs on the host, hosted by Fedora infrastructure.

This page describes what zodbot does and how it can be used by those with the permissions to operate it.

Addressing zodbot

zodbot watches for . as it's prefix, so if you want to query it in a channel, you will need to add . to the beginning of any of the listed commands below. If you wish to avoid chatter in channel from zodbot, you can address zodbot directly. You may wish to do this in channels with a large number of users or if you have a number of queries. For example:

/msg zodbot whoowns fedora-release

for a single query, or

/query zodbot whoowns fedora-release

for an extended conversation.

Fedora-specific functions

  • branches package_name (pkgdb)
Returns the branches of a package.
  • bug bug_number (RH bugzilla)
Return the name and URL of a Red Hat Bugzilla ticket.
  • ext account_name (fas)
Return the extension number for a Fedora Account System username.
  • fas query (fas)
Searches the Fedora Account System database in usernames, emails, full names, and IRC nicks. (Note that some accounts have enabled privacy, so nothing but their FAS username will be searchable.)
  • fasinfo account_name (fas)
Provides detailed Fedora Account System information about the specific account name. This requires an exact username.
  • fesco ticket_number (fesco)
Return the name and URL of a FESCo ticket.
  • group group_name (fas)
Return information about a Fedora Account System group.
  • members group_name (fas)
Return a list of members of the specified group.
  • pingall message
Ping everyone in the IRC channel.
  • refresh
Refresh the necessary caches.
  • sponsors group_name (fas)
Provides a list of sponsors for an exact group name, with @ indicating administrators of the group.
  • swbug bug_number (SW bugzilla)
Return the name and URL of a Sourceware Bugzilla ticket.
  • swedish (zodbot)
Bot version. (Humor mmcgrath.)
  • ticket ticket_number (infrastructure)
Return the name and URL of a Fedora Infrastructure ticket.
  • what package_name (pkgdb)
Returns a description of a package.
  • whoowns package_name (pkgdb)
Returns the FAS account of the owner of a package. To get directly the fasinfo of the owner, you can use: fasinfo [whoowns package_name]
  • wikilink account_name (fas)
Return MediaWiki link syntax for a FAS user's page on the wiki.

Koji-specific functions

  • builders - returns a list of build machines enabled and disabled.
  • building <builder> - returns what is building on builder number <builder>
  • taskload - lists number of current koji tasks.
  • buildload - lists load on all koji build cluster.

Meeting Functions

zodbot has the supybot-meetbot plugin package installed and configured. See: the MeetBot wiki page for more information on the meeting commands. Meeting logs will be at

In general for meetings using the plugin, you will want to use this sequence of commands:

  • #startmeeting - start the meeting.
  • #meetingname <meeting-name> - Usually the name of the team meeting (example: fesco).
  • #meetingtopic <topic> - overall meeting topic (example: FESCo meeting)
  • #topic <currenttopic> - Use topic to go through each of the topics in your adgenda. The main meetingtopic will stay the same.
  • #info, #help, #agreed, #denied, etc - as needed in the meeting.
  • #endmeeting

zodbot also has some aliases setup to list the time until various meetings:

nextfescomeeting, nextkdemeeting, nextepelmeeting, nextinframeeting, nextrelengmeeting, etc. These commands will list the time until the next meeting of that sig or group.

zodbot blew up while it was logging my meeting, what can I do?

First, go to and find the incomplete log of your meeting. Then extract the remainder of the log from your IRC client and save that to a text file. The log must end with somebody saying "#endmeeting".

Go to the Fedora Infrastructure Trac, login with your FAS account, and click "New Ticket" at the top. Mention that your meeting log is incomplete and the URL of the incomplete log. Also include the URL for the Zodbot Infrastructure SOP for the convenience of the person processing the ticket. Click "I have files to attach to this ticket," then click "Submit ticket." Attach the remainder of the log.

Example ticket
Please make your ticket as similar to ticket 2213 as possible.

Other useful commands

  • seen <nick> - returns the last time nick was seen in that channel and what they were saying.
  • any <nick> - returns the last time nick was in any channel zodbot is in and what they were saying.

Source code

The source code for the Fedora extensions are available in the supybot-fedora git repository.

Additional Reading

More general information on supybot can be found in the excellent supybook.


For any questions about zodbot, please ask in #fedora-admin.

Bugs and feature requests can also be reported in the Fedora Infrastructurce trac using the component General.