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A set of tools to integrate upstream open source projects into Fedora operating system.

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Packit is a CLI tool that helps developers auto-package upstream projects into Fedora operating system. You can use packit to continously build your upstream project in Fedora. With packit you can create SRPMs, open pull requests in dist-git, submit koji builds and even create bodhi updates, effectively replacing the whole Fedora packaging workflow.

Plan and current status

We are working on two things now:

  1. Packit as a tool - a standalone CLI tool which you can install from Fedora repositories and use easily.
  2. Packit service - A service offering built on top of packit tool. Our expectation is that you would add packit service into your Github repository and it would start handling things automatically: opening pull requests on dist-git, building packages, creating updates, ...

For the run-down of the planned work, please see the task-list below.

  • E2E workflow for getting upstream releases into Fedora using packit CLI.
    • Bring new upstream releases into Fedora rawhide as dist-git pull requests. (propose-update command included in 0.1.0 release)
    • Build the change once it's merged. #137
    • Send new downstream changes back to upstream. (so the spec files are in sync) #145
    • Packit can create bodhi updates. #139
    • Ability to propose updates also to stable releases of Fedora.
    • Create SRPMs from the upstream repository
    • Build RPMs in COPR and integrate the results into Github.
  • source-git
    • Packit can create a SRPM from a source-git repo.
    • You can release to rawhide from source-git using packit.
    • Packit can create a source-git repository.
    • Packit helps developers with their source-git repositories.
  • Packit as a service
    • Packit reacts to Github webhooks.
    • Have a Github app for packit.
      • Github app is on Marketplace.
    • Packit service is deployed and usable by anyone.

Workflows covered by packit

This list contains workflows covered by packit tool and links to the documentation.


Configuration file for packit is described here.


specfile_path: packit.spec
  - packit.spec
upstream_package_name: packitos
downstream_package_name: packit


Packit is written in python 3 and is supported only on 3.6 and later.

When packit interacts with dist-git, it uses fedpkg, we suggest installing it:

sudo dnf install -y fedpkg


On Fedora:

$ dnf install --enablerepo=updates-testing packit


$ pip3 install --user packitos

(packit project on PyPI is NOT this packit project)

You can also install packit from master branch, if you are brave enough:

$ pip3 install --user git+

Run from git directly:

You don't need need to install packit to try it out. You can run it directly from git (if you have all the dependencies installed):

$ python3 -m packit.cli.packit_base --help

  -d, --debug
  -h, --help         Show this message and exit.

Who is interested

  • Identity team (@pvoborni)
  • Plumbers - Source Git (@msekletar @lnykryn)
  • shells (@siteshwar)
  • python-operator-courier (Ralph Bean)
  • @thrix
  • youtube-dl (Till Mass)
  • greenboot (@LorbusChris)
  • ABRT
  • OSBS (atomic-reactor, osbs-client, koji-containerbuild) (@cverna)
  • CoreOS (starting with rpm-ostree, ignition, and ostree) (@jlebon)
  • cockpit (@martinpitt)
  • iptables (@jsynacek)

For the up to date list of projects which are using packit, click here.

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