Updating modules in Fedora

This page will guide you through the process of updating an existing module.

  1. Updating RPM Packages — Pushing new sources.

  2. Updating the Module — Pushing a new version of the modulemd.

  3. Module Build — Module is built as a unit. No individual package builds are done.

  4. Publishing the Module — Submitting a Bodhi update.

Updating RPM Packages

Update your RPM packages the same way you would do traditionally, except submitting individual package builds.

Useful resources:

Updating the Module

Even when you don’t need to make any changes to the modulemd, you still need to push a new commit to build a new version.

$ fedpkg clone modules/NAME
$ cd NAME
$ fedpkg switch-branch BRANCH
$ git commit --allow-empty -m "update"
$ git push
  • NAME — name of the module

  • BRANCH — name of the stream branch of the module

Module Build

NOTE: With Modularity, you no longer build individual packages. Instead, you need to submit a module build.

Submitting module builds is done using fedpkg and is covered in the Building modules section.

Publishing the Module

To make your module available to users, submit as an update to Fedora Bodhi. Make sure you are logged in, and then click on Create / New Update at the top-right corner. Fill out the following fields:

  • Candidate Builds: MODULE_BUILD_ID

  • Update notes: notes for the users

  • Final details: check what applies

One way of getting the MODULE_BUILD_ID is running the same command as in the previous step:

$ fedpkg module-build-info BUILD_ID

and changing the "koji tag" value in the following way:

module-nodejs-10-20180607142235-6c81f848   <- koji tag
       nodejs-10-20180607142235.6c81f848   <- MODULE_BUILD_ID

that is removing the "module-" part at the beginning, and replacing the last "-" with a ".".

Also you can do the same with help of command-line bodhi client:

$ bodhi updates new --type=enhancement --notes="Update to 3.0." --user FAS_USER MODULE_BUILD_ID
   Update ID: FEDORA-MODULAR-2019-cee54ead99
Content Type: module
     Release: Fedora 28 Modular
      Status: pending
        Type: enhancement
       Karma: 0
   Autokarma: False  [-3, 3]
     Request: testing
       Notes: Update to 3.0.
   Submitter: FAS_USER
   Submitted: 2019-01-23 11:14:56
    Comments: bodhi - 2019-01-23 11:14:56 (karma 0)
              This update has been submitted for testing by


where FAS_USER is your Fedora Project user name.