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  Comma separated list of target branches in dist-git
                          to sync from. (defaults to repo's default branch)

  --upstream-branch TEXT  Target branch in upstream to sync to. (defaults to
                          repo's default branch)

  --no-pr                 Do not create a pull request to upstream repository.
  --fork / --no-fork      Push to a fork before creating a pull request.
  --remote-to-push TEXT   Name of the remote where packit should push. If this
                          is not specified, push to a fork if the repo can be

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

  -x, --exclude TEXT      File to exclude from sync
  -h, --help              Show this message and exit.