Can't install fedmod (for flatpak packaging)


I’m following the Flatpak Packaging Tutorial from Fedora Docs.

Under setup section, the first step calls for installing fedmod.

Trying to do so results in a package not found error.

[chocolate@fedora ~]$ sudo dnf install fedmod
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No match for argument: fedmod
Error: Unable to find a match: fedmod

Digging further, I find that fedmod is not maintained anymore. (source : rpms/fedmod) Relevant bug report says that package could not be built, hence has been orphaned.

Koji indicates that fedmod was never built for Fedora 36, and the last build for Fedora 35 resulted in failure.

From what I understand, the package is required for building flatpaks. As I said it was mentioned in docs. I also find it mentioned on modules/flatpak-runtime. So I suggest we look into it and get it working again.


CC: @siosm @tpopela @chococandy