Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How do Fedora maintainers track new versions of upstream package sources? Is there anything like debian/watch in the Fedora/Red Hat world?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

There is the following topic in the Fedora Project's Wiki which covers this:

Also there is additional information if you look through the category "Packages Maintainers" as well.

share|improve this answer
Looks like Fedora doesn't have any package specific files. Everything is conta – anatoly techtonik Sep 14 '13 at 7:58

Following link provided by slm I ended up on:

Looks like Fedora package specification doesn't contain fields that replace debian/watch file to track new upstream releases. All rules are collected and read directly from the wiki page, and only if package maintainer itself added rule. Using these strings Robot automatically checks and generates tickets in Fedora tracker when a new release is detected. The downside is that you lose the ability to run uscan locally or get a summary like the one you can get from UDD.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.