Infrastructure DNF Repo SOP

In some cases RPM’s in Fedora need to be rebuilt for the Infrastructure team to suit our needs. This repo is provided to the public (except for the RHEL RPMs). Rebuilds go into this repo which are stored on the netapp and shared via the proxy servers after being built on koji.

For basic instructions, read the standard documentation on Fedora wiki:

This document will only outline the differences between the "normal" repos and the infra repos.

Contact Information


Fedora Infrastructure Team





koji batcave01 / Proxy Servers


Provides infrastructure repo for custom Fedora Infrastructure rebuilds

Building an RPM

Building an RPM for Infrastructure is significantly easier then building an RPM for Fedora. Basically get your SRPM ready, then submit it to koji for building to the $repo-infra target. (e.g. epel7-infra).


rpmbuild --define "dist .el7.infra" -bs test.spec
# Alternatively you can run fedpkg --release epel9 --define "dist .el7.infra"
koji build epel7-infra test-1.0-1.el7.infra.src.rpm

Remember to build it for every dist / arch you need to deploy it on.

After it has been built, you will see it’s tagged as $repo-infra-candidate, this means that it is a candidate for being signed. The automatic signing system will pick it up and sign the package for you without any further intervention. You can track when this is done by checking the build info: when it is moved from $repo-infra-candidate to $repo-infra-stg, it has been signed. You can check this on the web interface (look under "Tags"), or via:

koji buildinfo test-1.0-1.el7.infra

After the build has been tagged into the $repo-infra-stg tag, tag2distrepo will automatically create a distrepo task, which will update the repository so that the package is available on staging hosts. After this time, you can yum clean all and then install the packages via yum install or yum update.

Tagging an existing build

If you already have a real build and want to use it in the infrastructure before it has landed in stable, you can tag it into the respective infra-candidate tag. For example, if you have an epel7 build of test2-1.0-1.el7.infra, run:

koji tag epel7-infra-candidate test2-1.0-1.el7.infra

And then the same autosigning and repogen from the previous section applies.

Promoting a staging build

After getting autosigned, builds will land in the respective infra-stg tag, for example epel7-infra-stg. These tags go into repos that are enabled on staging machines, but not on production. If you decide, after testing, that the build is good enough for production, you can promote it by running:

koji move epel7-infra-stg epel7-infra test2-1.0-1.el7.infra

Koji package list

If you try to build a package into the infra tags, and koji says something like: BuildError: package test not in list for tag f40-infra-candidate. That means that the package has not been added to the list for building in the f40-infra tag. Either add the package to the respective Fedora/EPEL branches (this is the preferred method, since we should always aim to get everything packaged for Fedora/EPEL), or add the package to the listing for the respective tag.

To add package to infra tag, run:

koji add-pkg $tag $package --owner=$user

for example:

koji add-pkg f40-infra mediawiki-theme-fedora --owner=ryanlerch