Fedora PackageDB

PackageDB2 is a rewrite of packagedb using flask.

PackageDB is the package database for Fedora.

It is the application handling who is allowed to commit on the git of the Fedora packages, it also handles who is the person getting the bugs on the bugzilla and who get the notifications for changes in the git, builds or bugs.

Project page:https://fedorahosted.org/pkgdb2/
Git repository:https://git.fedorahosted.org/git/pkgdb2
Github mirror:https://github.com/fedora-infra/pkgdb2
Mailing list:https://lists.fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/packagedb


Hacking with Vagrant

Quickly start hacking on pkgdb2 using the vagrant setup that is included in the pkgdb2 repo is super simple.

First, install Ansible, Vagrant, the vagrant-sshfs plugin, and the vagrant-libvirt plugin from the official Fedora repos:

$ sudo dnf install ansible vagrant vagrant-libvirt vagrant-sshfs

Now, from within main directory (the one with the Vagrantfile in it) of your git checkout of pkgdb, run the vagrant up command to provision your dev environment:

$ vagrant up

When this command is completed (it may take a while) you will be able to ssh into your dev VM with vagrant ssh and then run the command to start the pkgdb2 server:

$ vagrant ssh
[vagrant@localhost ~]$ pushd /vagrant/; ./runserver.py -c pkgdb2/vagrant_default_config.py --host "";

Once that is running, simply go to http://localhost:5001/ in your browser on your host to see your running pkgdb2 test instance.

Setting up a Dev Environment by hand

Here are some preliminary instructions about how to stand up your own instance of packagedb2. We'll use a virtualenv and a sqlite database and we'll install our dependencies from the Python Package Index (PyPI). None of these are best practices for a production instance, but we haven't gotten around to writing and testing those instructions yet.

First, set up a virtualenv:

$ sudo yum install python-virtualenv
$ virtualenv my-pkgdb2-env
$ source my-pkgdb2-env/bin/activate

Issuing that last command should change your prompt to indicate that you are operating in an active virtualenv.

Next, install your dependencies:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ pip install kitchen paver urllib3
(my-pkgdb2-env)$ git clone https://github.com/fedora-infra/pkgdb2.git
(my-pkgdb2-env)$ cd pkgdb2
(my-pkgdb2-env)$ pip install -r requirements.txt
(my-pkgdb2-env)$ sudo dnf install postgresql-devel  # required for psycopg2
(my-pkgdb2-env)$ pip install -r test_requirements.txt

You should run the test suite to make sure nothing is broken before proceeding:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ ./runtests.sh

By default the tests are ran against a local sqlite database, but you can have them run against faitout by setting an environment variable BUILD_ID, for example:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ BUILD_ID=1 ./runtests.sh

Similarly, you can set the environment variable OFFLINE to skip tests requiring network access (handy if you are, for example, working on a plane), for example:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ OFFLINE=2 ./runtests.sh

You should then create your own sqlite database for your development instance of pkgdb2:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ python createdb.py

Setting up PostgreSQL

Using PostgreSQL is optional but if you want to work with real datadump then setting up PostgreSQL will be a better option

For setting up the PostgreSQL database you can look into the Fedora documentation about PostgresQL


If you need/want a copy of the database used in production, follow the instructions in the documentation

After executing all the above steps, you now need to Adjust Postgresql Connection Settings

Now, you need to edit /pkgdb2/default_config.py file and replace:

DB_URL = 'sqlite:////var/tmp/pkgdb2_dev.sqlite'


DB_URL = 'postgresql://postgres:whatever@localhost/pkgdb2'

If all goes well, you can start a development instance of the server by running:

(my-pkgdb2-env)$ python runserver.py

Open your browser and visit http://localhost:5000 to check it out.

For more information about the project configuration or deployment, check out the documentation