This is a detailed documentation for the update functionality of packit. The command creates a new pull request in Fedora using a selected or latest upstream release.
Place a file called
packit.yaml in the root of your upstream repository.
Place a spec file into your upstream project (and make sure that
specfile_path in the config has a correct value).
Create a new upstream release. The spec file needs to be included in the ref for upstream release, because packit checks out the tag for the upstream release before copying files downstream.
Pagure dist-git is configured in a way that it requires 2 API tokens in order to perform a pull request using the API (which packit is using). Please set these three environment variables using the appropriate tokens:
export PAGURE_USER_TOKEN=<token>— this token is needed to access data in pagure. This is meant to be an API token of your user: https://src.fedoraproject.org/settings#nav-api-tab
export PAGURE_FORK_TOKEN=<token>— packit needs this token to create a pull request: https://src.fedoraproject.org/fork/YOU/rpms/PACKAGE/settings#apikeys-tab If the fork does not exist, you have to create it in Pagure’s web interface. We are working with Fedora team to relax this requirement.
export GITHUB_TOKEN=<token>— you can obtain the token over here: https://github.com/settings/tokens
Once you have performed the upstream release (and the new archive is up),
packit propose-update in a working directory of your upstream
$ git clone https://github.com/user-cont/colin.git $ cd colin $ packit propose-update using "master" dist-git branch syncing ./colin.spec INFO: Downloading file from URL https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/source/c/colin/colin-0.3.0.tar.gz 100%[=============================>] 3.18M eta 00:00:00 downloaded archive: /tmp/tmpaanrpgjz/colin-0.3.0.tar.gz uploading to the lookaside cache PR created: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/colin/pull-request/4
Usage: packit propose-update [OPTIONS] [PATH_OR_URL] [VERSION] Release current upstream release into Fedora PATH_OR_URL argument is a local path or a URL to the upstream git repository, it defaults to the current working directory VERSION argument is optional, the latest upstream version will be used by default Options: --dist-git-branch TEXT Target branch in dist-git to release into. --dist-git-path TEXT Path to dist-git repo to work in. Otherwise clone the repo in a temporary directory. --local-content Do not checkout release tag. Use the current state of the repo. --force-new-sources Upload the new sources also when the archive is already in the lookaside cache. -h, --help Show this message and exit.