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How can I test packages from test-updates promptly?

asked 2016-08-03 06:50:51 +0000

wis775 gravatar image

Hi there,

I was going to test the latest bugfix for gnome-maps. According to Bodhi and the Bugzilla, the test packages was pushed to test-updates at 2016-08-01 19:51:26 (UTC).

I tried to test the package by the following command

udo dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing --refresh update gnome-maps

But dnf reclaims “Nothing to do”

I was able to test the package at 2016-08-02 11:42:14 (UTC) . But at this thime, it was already submitted to stable 2016-08-01 20:58:27 (UTC) and had enough karma

I assume, that there exists a latency, from pushing a package to test-updates to appear in all repositories. But how can I test a package promptly, before a package reached enough karma to be submitted/pushed to stable?

Am I doing something wrong?

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Download the rpm package manually from Fedora's build system, and install it using dnf install ...

gobigobi66 ( 2016-08-03 15:11:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2016-08-26 02:03:29 +0000

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2016-10-31 17:03:46 +0000

yes , you may need wait one day , for mirror updates , you also enable fastestmirror by adding fastestmirror=1 in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

Also check if not nearst mirror that don't update

you may enable updates-testing by default with:

dnf config-manager --set-enable updates-testing
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answered 2016-08-25 00:45:52 +0000

ribeiro gravatar image

Just do it.

Usually, packages will not get the karma needed to be marked as stable that fast. It may happen with a few specific packages sometimes, when people need some bug fixes to be pushed ASAP (some packagers ask people to test their packages on updates-testing when they need the changes to be applied to some release)

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