Inactive packagers SOP
This process occurs once per release. The initial list of inactive packagers is created a week before Beta freeze. Removal of inactive packagers happens a week after the final release.
We wait until after the final release to prevent orphaning packages near/during a freeze, which could be very unpleasant.
Generate a kerberos ticket with
fkinit -u <YOUR FEDORA ACCOUNT ID>
Set your Pagure API key with
python3 find_inactive_packagers.py --privacy step-one --open-tickets. This opens Pagure tickets for each packager. It also produces a
inactive_packagers.csvfile listing the inactive packagers it found.
Send a list of inactive packagers to devel-announce. See the template below.
python3 find-inactive-pacakgers.py check-impact. This will generate a list of pacakges that will be orphaned. This uses open tickets. It does not perform an additional check. You can re-run it several times between steps 1 and 2 in order to keep an updated list.
In accordance with FESCo's Inactive Packager Policy, packagers that have been identified as inactive have a ticket in the find-inactive-packagers repo. One week after the final release, packagers who remain inactive will be removed from the packager group. (Note that pagure.io is one of the systems checked for activity, so commenting on your ticket that you're still around will prevent you from showing up in the second round.) If you have suggestions for improvement, look for the open feature issues and file an issue in the find-inactive-packagers repo if it's not there already. For the curious, here are the stats from today's run: <INSERT STATS FROM SCRIPT>  https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fesco/Policy_for_inactive_packagers/  https://pagure.io/find-inactive-packagers/issues?tags=inactive_packager&status=Open  https://pagure.io/find-inactive-packagers/issues?tags=feature  https://pagure.io/find-inactive-packagers/new_issue
If the packager replies that they would like to keep packager status, close the ticket Keep pacakger status.
If the packager replies that they are okay with dropping their packager status, add the asked_removal tag, but do not close the ticket.
python3 find-inactive-packagers.py step-two --close-tickets. This generates a
still_inactive.csvfile and closes active tickets appropriately.
Open a Fedora Infrastructure ticket to remove inactive packagers.
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