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zodbot is a [ supybot ] instance connected to the IRC network and joined to many Fedora-related IRC channels.

zodbot runs on the host, hosted by Fedora infrastructure.

This page describes what zodbot does and how it can be used by those with the permissions to operate it.

Addressing zodbot

zodbot watches for . as it's prefix, so if you want to query it in a channel, you will need to add . to the beginning of any of the listed commands below. If you wish to avoid chatter in channel from zodbot, you can address zodbot directly. You may wish to do this in channels with a large number of users or if you have a number of queries. For example:

/msg zodbot whoowns fedora-release

for a single query, or

/query zodbot whoowns fedora-release

for an extended conversation.

Fedora-specific functions

  • whoowns package_name (pkgdb)
Returns the FAS account of the owner of a package.
  • branches package_name (pkgdb)
Returns the branches of a package.
  • fas query (fas)
Searches the Fedora Account System database in usernames, emails, full names, and IRC nicks. (Note that some accounts have enabled privacy, so nothing but their FAS username will be searchable.)
  • fasinfo account_name (fas)
Provides detailed Fedora Account System information about the specific account name. This requires an exact username.
  • sponsors group_name (fas)
Provides a list of sponsors for an exact group name, with @ indicating administrators of the group.
  • what package_name (pkgdb)
Returns a description of a package.

Koji-specific functions

  • builders - returns a list of build machines enabled and disabled.
  • building <builder> - returns what is building on builder number <builder>
  • taskload - lists number of current koji tasks.
  • buildload - lists load on all koji build cluster.

Meeting Functions

zodbot has the supybot-meetbot plugin package installed and configured. See: the MeetBot wiki page for more information on the meeting commands. Meeting logs will be at [ ].

In general for meetings using the plugin, you will want to use this sequence of commands:

  • #startmeeting - start the meeting.
  • #meetingtopic <topic> - overall meeting topic (example: FESCo meeting)
  • #topic <currenttopic> - Use topic to go through each of the topics in your adgenda. The main meetingtopic will stay the same.
  • #info, #help, #agreed, #denied, etc - as needed in the meeting.
  • #endmeeting

Zodbot also has some aliases setup to list the time until various meetings:

nextfescomeeting, nextkdemeeting, nextepelmeeting, nextinframeeting, nextrelengmeeting, etc. These commands will list the time until the next meeting of that sig or group.

Other useful commands

  • seen <nick> - returns the last time nick was seen in that channel and what they were saying.
  • any <nick> - returns the last time nick was in any channel zodbot is in and what they were saying.


For any questions about zodbot, please ask in #fedora-admin.