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DNF 5.2

Date 2024-06-05 to 2024-06-11
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?[edit]

This Fedora Test Week will focus on testing

  1. dnf 5.2 system-upgrade from F40 to F41
  2. dnf5.2 basic sanity (install, remove, reinstall, download)
  3. dnf5.2 makecache / clean commands
  4. dnf5.2 distro-sync / dsync
  5. dnf5.2 info / list / search commands
  6. dnf5.2 autoremove
  7. any performance issues

Who's available[edit]

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 -

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

Prerequisite for Test Day[edit]

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

How to test?[edit]

Install Fedora[edit]

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 39/40 VM for this Test Week.

Update your machine[edit]

Make sure you have all the current updates installed, using the update manager. Note that a clean installed Fedora 39/40. DNF 5.2 should be installed using this COPR repository or nightly repo. You can enable the the repo by running

  1. sudo dnf copr enable rpmsoftwaremanagement/dnf5-unstable OR sudo dnf copr enable rpmsoftwaremanagement/dnf-nightly
  2. sudo dnf install dnf5 --best --allowerasing
  3. sudo dnf5 update dnf5

Run the tests[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Known Regression/Issue: DNF 5.2 is not available in Fedora 39, or 40 (it is ABI-incompatible with DNF 5.1), so testers will probably need to get the latest version of DNF 5.2 from our COPR:

Test Results[edit]