packit propose-downstream #

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.

Requirements #

  • Upstream git repository on Github.
  • Upstream release (read, git tag) where version in spec file is equivalent to the name of the git tag.
  • Packit config file placed in the upstream repository.
  • Spec file present in the upstream repository and is correct in a given release.
  • Pagure API tokens for Fedora Dist-git.
  • Github API token.
  • Valid Fedora Kerberos ticket.

Tutorial #

  • Place a file called .packit.yaml or 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).

    • This spec file will be then used to perform the update in Fedora.
    • When you create a new upstream release, you should also update the spec file.
    • Once your upstream release is out (and the spec file is really up to date), you can use packit to release it into Fedora.
  • 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.

  • Once you have performed the upstream release (and the new archive is up), run packit propose-downstream in a working directory of your upstream repository:

    $ git clone
    $ cd colin
    $ packit propose-downstream
    using "master" dist-git branch
    syncing ./colin.spec
    INFO: Downloading file from URL
    100%[=============================>]     3.18M  eta 00:00:00
    downloaded archive: /tmp/tmpaanrpgjz/colin-0.3.0.tar.gz
    uploading to the lookaside cache
    PR created:

    As you can see, one of the things propose-downstream does is, it downloads the upstream release tarball and uploads it to the lookaside cache. This is required by the Fedora Packaging Guidelines. Then it takes the spec file from the upstream repo, copies it downstream (while also all the files set in the synced_files) and creates the downstream PR.

Help #

Usage: packit propose-downstream [OPTIONS] [PATH_OR_URL] [VERSION]

  Land a new upstream release in 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

  --dist-git-branch TEXT  Comma separated list of target branches in dist-git
                          to release into. (defaults to all branches)

  --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. This option is set by default for
                          source-git repos

  --force-new-sources     Upload the new sources also when the archive is
                          already in the lookaside cache.

  --no-pr                 Do not create a pull request to downstream

  --upstream-ref TEXT     Git ref of the last upstream commit in the current
                          branch from which packit should generate patches
                          (this option implies the repository is source-git).

  -f, --force             Don't discard changes in the git repo by default,
                          unless this is set.

  -h, --help              Show this message and exit.