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For simplicity and copy-and-paste of instructions below, set some variables here:
These steps assume that you are a comaintainer of Node.js or a provenpackager in Fedora.
fedpkg clone nodejs nodejs-fedora
Next, switch to the major version branch you are going to update. We'll use Node.js 12.9.0 in this document. Adjust the versions appropriately for the version you are working on.
pushd nodejs-fedora fedpkg switch-branch $NODEJS_MAJOR popd
fedpkg clone modules/nodejs nodejs-fedora-module
git clone -o upstream git://github.com/nodejs/node.git nodejs-upstream
pushd nodejs-upstream git checkout -b fedora-v$NODEJS_VERSION v$NODEJS_VERSION git am -3 ../nodejs-fedora/*.patch
If the patches do not apply cleanly, resolve the merges appropriately. Once they have all been applied, output them again:
git format-patch -M --patience --full-index -o ../nodejs-fedora v1$NODEJS_VERSION..HEAD popd
pushd nodejs-fedora ./nodejs-tarball.sh $NODEJS_VERSION
Note that this command will also output all of the versions for the software
bundled with Node.js. You will need to edit
nodejs.spec and update the
%global values near the top of that file to include the appropriate values
matching the dependencies. Make sure to also update the Node.js versions too!
Note that if libuv is updated, you need to ensure that the libuv in each buildroot is of a sufficient version. If not, you may need to update that package first and submit a buildroot override.
Update the RPM spec %changelog appropriately.
fedpkg scratch-build [--arches x86_64] --srpm
Verify that it built successfully.
fedpkg commit -cs fedpkg push popd
If this major version is the default for one or more Fedora releases, build it for them. (Note: this step will go away in the future, once module default streams are available in the non-modular buildroot.)
In the case of Node.js 12.x, this is the default version for Fedora 31 and 32.
pushd nodejs-fedora fedpkg switch-branch [master|31] git merge $NODEJS_MAJOR fedpkg push fedpkg build popd
pushd nodejs-fedora-module fedpkg switch-branch $NODEJS_MAJOR
If the module has changed any package dependencies (such as added a dep on a new shared library), you may need to modify nodejs.yaml here. If not, you can simply run:
git commit --allow-empty -sm "Update to $NODEJS_VERSION" fedpkg push fedpkg module-build popd
Follow the usual processes for stable/branched releases to submit builds for testing.