New Taskotron Tasks

For a while now, we, Fedora QA, have been busy with building Taskotron core features and didn’t have much resources for additions to the tasks that Taskotron runs. That changed a few weeks back when we started running task-dockerautotest, task-abicheck and task-rpmgrill tasks in our dev environment. Since we have been happy with the results of having run those tasks, we deployed them to the production instance as well last week. Please note that the results of those tasks are informative only. Lets introduce the tasks briefly:


Task-dockerautotest is the first package-specific task that Taskotron runs. It is triggered on each completed docker build in Koji. Please note that we wrote only the taskotron wrapper for the dockerautotest test suite. The test suite’s git repo can be found here and the task’s git repo here.


Task-abicheck looks for incompatibilities in ABI between two versions of a package. The task is run only on a subset of packages in Fedora. Currently we run the task on a subset (we exclude firefox, thunderbird, kernel, kdelibs, kdepim and qt) of packages from critpath. The reason we limit packages we run the task on, for now, is due to memory consumption the task needs for some packages. Each time a build of a package from critpath is completed in Koji task-abicheck is run and compares ABIs of the build and its previous version. Kudos to Dodji Seketeli for the work on libabigail and Sinny Kumari for writing the task! The task’s git repo can be found on pagure.


Task-rpmgrill is run each time a build is completed in Koji and performs a set of analysis tests on all RPMs built from the build’s source RPM. The task expands capabilities of task-rpmlint with build log analysis or ELF checks, to name a few. Kudos to Ralph Bean for writing Taskotron wrapper for the task! The task’s git repo can be found here.

Looking at the task results

If you are interested in looking at the new tasks results, you can do so via ResultsDB frontend.

Glorious future

Recently, Miro Hroncok sent a review request for “Python Version Check” which we are planning to review and deploy in the not so distant future. We are also looking for “guinea pigs” to write package-specific tasks so we can test our upcoming feature, dist-git style tasks. If you have a task (or an idea of), either generic or packages-specific and want to run it in Taskotron, please do reach to us.

Receiving notifications about results

If you wish to receive notifications about any of new tasks results of you package, you can do so in FMN. If you are not sure how to set up notifications, my previous post on that topic should help with that.

Found an issue?

As usual, if you hit any issues and/or have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact us either in #fedora-qa on Freenode IRC or on qa-devel mailing list. You can also file bugs or send RFE in our Phabricator instance.


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