[CentOS-devel] Building a downstream CentOS Atomic Host

Fri Apr 17 15:23:40 UTC 2015
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 17/04/15 14:16, Ian McLeod wrote:
> On 04/14/2015 06:22 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> One of the things that the Atomic SIG will attempt to do is build a
>> downstream CentOS Atomic host, that is modelled on the RHEL Atomic host.
>> Most code and info needed for this is now available, and its a good
>> point to think about the build, release process. I've attached a map of
>> what that might look like. Think of it as a proposal.
>> Some of the things that are marked with red stars are things that we
>> will try and help, from the Core SIG, to get this process onramped - but
>> largely we are looking at community and SIG involvement here with the
>> aim that the entire process can be offload ( taken over ? ) but the
>> community.
>> This process proposed here very closely maps to the Core CentOS Linux
>> process.
>> I would very much like to hear comments and thoughts around this from
>> everyone on centos-devel, specially around areas where people can help.
> This looks good to me and I'm keen to assist.
> As a starting point, I've put up a snapshot of the non-RPM metadata that
> is being used to generate the upstream Atomic content.  It differs
> substantially from the current CentOS Atomic SIG content and will need
> at least some modification to be workable.
> It's currently sitting in this directory and branch of my fork of the
> Atomic SIG repo:
> https://github.com/imcleod/sig-atomic-buildscripts/tree/scratch/rhel-snapshot/rhel-scratch-snapshot
> Prior to the full RPM source drop being available, I'd like to at least
> try some initial smoke test tree composes using the SIG content in CBS.
>  I will attempt to start on this early next week.

I believe the srpm content is at git.c.o already - we can get cracking
on that fairly rapidly. Anaconda will need its rebranding stuff to be
done, but the rest looks fairly cleanly reusable.

> I'd also be interested in getting plugged in on the CI/CD infrastructure
> side of things.

sounds good, what sort of tests did you have in mind ? I had started off
on a smoke testing walk-through, but never had the time to get it
end-to-end. I do want to get atleast the basic stuff done in there.

Karanbir Singh
+44-207-0999389 | http://www.karan.org/ | twitter.com/kbsingh
GnuPG Key : http://www.karan.org/publickey.asc