SMC Malayalam fonts updated in Fedora 30

The Fedora package smc-fonts has a set of Malayalam fonts (AnjaliOldLipi, Kalyani, Meera, Rachana, RaghuMalayalamSans and Suruma) maintained by SMC. We used to package all these fonts as a single zip file hosted at These fonts were last updated in 2014 for Fedora, leaving them at version 6.1. Since then, a lot of improvementsContinue reading “SMC Malayalam fonts updated in Fedora 30”

New package in Fedora: python-xslxwriter

XlsxWriter is a Python module for creating files in xlsx (MS Excel 2007+) format. It is used by certain python modules some of our customers needed (such as OCA report_xlsx module). This module is available in pypi but it was not packaged for Fedora. I’ve decided to maintain it in Fedora and created a packageContinue reading “New package in Fedora: python-xslxwriter”

Adventures in upgrading to Fedora 27/28 using ‘dnf system-upgrade’

[This post was drafted on the day Fedora 27 released, about half a year ago, but was not published. The issue bit me again with Fedora 28, so documenting it for referring next time.] UPDATE: The issue occurred in Fedora 28 because I had exclude=grub2-tools in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf which is the reason error “nothing provides grub2-tools” wasContinue reading “Adventures in upgrading to Fedora 27/28 using ‘dnf system-upgrade’”