sync-from-downstream #

This is a detailed documentation for the downstream sync functionality of packit. The command creates a new pull request in upstream repository using a selected branch (master by default) from Fedora dist-git repository.

Requirements #

  • Fedora dist-git repository.
  • Packit config file placed in the upstream repository.
  • Pagure API tokens for Fedora Dist-git.
  • Github API token.

Tutorial #

  • Starting with packit 0.5.2 and later, you only need to set a single token to interact with dist-git. You needed two in the past. Please populate your local config at ~/.config/packit.yaml for packit so it can talk to the remote services:
# you can obtain the token over here:
github_token: 123
# and this one right here:
pagure_user_token: 456
  • Files which are synced are mentioned in .packit.yaml as synced_files value.

  • Once you want to sync Fedora dist-git repo into the upstream repo, run packit sync-from-downstream in a working directory of your upstream repository:

$ git clone
$ cd colin
$ packit sync-from-downstream
upstream active branch master
Cloning repo: -> /tmp/tmph9npe78e
using master dist-git branch
syncing /tmp/tmph9npe78e/colin.spec
PR created:

packit sync-from-downstream –help #

Usage: packit sync-from-downstream [OPTIONS] [PATH_OR_URL]

  Copy synced files from Fedora dist-git into upstream by opening a pull

  PATH_OR_URL argument is a local path or a URL to the upstream git
  repository, it defaults to the current working directory

  --dist-git-branch TEXT  Source branch in dist-git for sync.
  --upstream-branch TEXT  Target branch in upstream to sync to.
  --no-pr                 Pull request is not create.
  --fork / --no-fork      Push to a fork.
  --remote-name TEXT      Name of the remote where packit should push. if this
                          is not specified, it pushes to a fork if the repo
                          can be forked.
  -h, --help              Show this message and exit.