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Pkgdb2 fully setup on ireland - Official release 0.3

My goal for Release 0.3 in the beginning was to deploy Fedora Package Database and make it work with fedpkg. However, pkgdb was getting outdated so I worked on installing pkgdb2. I managed to deploy a development instance of it for my 0.1, 0.2 I could not do much as it was getting hard to communicate with Pierre.

Now, I have successfully deployed pkgdb2 on

It is completely functional and nothing is broken. It has a database that it is communicating with but there is no data in it as of yet, as i did not understand all the table relationships and did not have time to look into it. Nonetheless, there is no reason why it would not work when data is put into it, because the website is connecting to the right database.

I was told to deploy the pkgdb2 on ireland on a virtual host so i set it up on port 8080. I have properly configured the firewall to allow port8080.
I requested the packages list that needed to be put into the database and I haven't got…

Pkgdb2- Troubleshooting the installation and Improvement suggestions

Suggestions to the Package author:Please include a list of required packages in the instructionsSqllite database works in development version but does not work with the deployment on Fedora19. I have checked it several times on different machines. So we can either convert the data to other databases or fix the sqllite version.The package "Python Fedora" does not work properly when installed through yum. It has to be installed through github. We can include that in the instructions as well.There is this line in pkgdb2.wsgi which suggests to give a path to "pkgdb2" which is actually asking the path to the clone "packagedb2". I was really confused here :). Then I got to know how python import works to figure it out.Also, after installing python-flask from yum, it had to be uninstalled through pip for the FAS login to work, threebean told me that. I have no idea why. That's about it, thank you very much for the help.

Troubleshooting installation issues:…

How to install pkgdb2 (Fedora Package Database) from scratch

This cookbook assumes that Fedora 19 is freshly installed, with some design and development tools that the Fedora setup offers.

Install the Required Packages: $ yum install vim git python-flask \
python-flask-wtf python-wtforms \
python-kitchen python-sqlalchemy \
 postgresql-server postgresql-plpython \
python-psycopg2 mod_wsgi memcached \
 community-mysql-libs community-mysql-devel \
 community-mysqlcommunity-mysql-server \
python-dogpile-cachepython-openid-teams \
  python-openid-cla python-bugzillapython-memcached \
python-docutilspython-dateutil \
python-urllib3MySQL-python \

$ git clone

$ cd python-fedora

$ python ./ install

$ cd ~

Getting the Data from the sqllite database and installing pkgdb2 libraries:
$ git clone

$ cd packagedb2

$ python ./ build

if it works properly then say:

$ python ./ install

you may remove the build if you want.

$ python cre…

Got the database to work with pkdgb2 - \o/ -

Remember the database that I converted to mysql? yes, an innovation that I did :) I got mysql database to work with pkgdb2 so the link is not broken anymore. pkdgdb2 was not officially tested with mysql, therefore, I became the first person to do it. Although the pkgdb2 was tested with sqllite database, it was not working with it. I will update my blog with more details later on. Meanwhile, you can check the working version of pkgdb2 here:

Every Tab should work except the "login" button. That goes to FAS login, so I dont think we need to get it working.

Successfull Deployment of Fedora Package Database(pkgdb2) on ireland(could be my release 0.3 if I cannot get help to test it with a database)

As I said in my last blog post that I would try it on a new VM. I installed Fedora 19 from scratch and this time I did not install pkgdb2 under python/site-scripts, however, I ran it directly from clone to see if that makes a difference. Unfortunately, it did not make any difference. We know for sure that it is hitting the right database but somehow the connection is not opening up properly. I have left a message for Pierre on github and I am online since about 36 hours with very little sleep, waiting to catch him on IRC.

I got access to ireland on Friday, and was told by Chris to deploy the the instance on there. Therefore, however much installation was completed, I successfully set it up Fedora Package Database on Also, I set it up on virtual-host running on port 8080. If anybody wants to check out the deployment they can do so on this url:

Keep in mind, as there is no database to test with, if you click on any link…

Pkgdb2 - 5 hours of head scratching till 6 in the morning

Thursday night after I finished my exams and sat down to install pkgdb2, I made some progress but got stuck in getting a database together to test the pkgdb2 with. Luckily, I found Pierre- the package author, online 1 in the morning.

I started asking him questions and we were trying to resolve why the template database that comes with the clone, not working with this installation. We checked all the important python scripts in a spree of "fpaste" then figured out that my mod_wsgi file is pointing towards the clone and not the installed pkgdb2 directory. So we fixed that and I installed Sqlite manager to see if the database is good and it was. Then we were checking the httpd logs and it still says "table Package" not found. We know from the trouble shooting "print" statements in the script that it is pointing towards the right database but still it gave the same error. Even Pierre said "Now even I don't know what is wrong" :)

Anyhow, I instal…

Some Progress FINALLY! Fedora Package Database - should have been my release 0.2

For so long I had been stuck in getting the Fedora Package Database running. I deployed the test instance for my first release but could not do much after that as I was unable to install the Fedora Package Database. I tried to get in contact with Pierre the author of pkgdb2, he was replying on github but could not get a hold of him on IRC.

Anyhow, I sat determined today to do it myself. Started to analyze the output that I was getting when I was trying to run the scritpt. It was giving me an import error flask.ext.fas_openid module not found. I researched and found some reference to it in github on python-fedora and saw the same guys who manage pkgdb1 and 2 discussing something about that module there.

I uninstalled python-fedora and rebuilt it, but this time I got the source from github because I thought they have the most update version and I was right. I installed python-fedora from there and I stopped getting that error and my beloved pkgdb2 built successfully. Here is a …

0.2 - Pending release - waiting to communicate with Package mantainers

I did not get a chance to update my blog, however, I made some progress after 0.1. I tried to install Fedora Package database but kept running into errors that I have no clue about. It has something to do with importing the existing database to be used with pkgdb2. I am waiting to catch any of the package mantainer on IRC channel so I can install pkgdb2 while I am communicating with them. This way I don't have to report all the bugs/issues on Github or bugtrackker. This is a one time shot. I just have to catch them once and the installation can be done at that time.