[CentOS-devel] cbs feature req: building embargoed content

Karanbir Singh

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Thu Mar 5 11:41:37 UTC 2015

On 09/26/2014 02:33 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> Currently koji doesn't have any read access controls, or at least not
>> any related to builds. Most folks would probably either use a private
>> koji, or just run mock against koji's yum repos.
>> Are we really only talking about a scratch build type scenario, or do
>> folks want a real build that is hidden? Difference being that in the
>> former case, you'd end up running a non-scratch rebuild after the
>> embargo lifts, while in the latter you'd flip a switch and have the
>> build appear.
>> The latter case is much harder (and also begs for embargo lockdown in
>> source control), but neither is trivial to implement.
> What we really need is a way for $person to build 'stuff' without it
> going public. If that means the sources cant hit git.centos.org then
> thats ok, we just need to make sure folks understand that
> no-commit-to-git.c.o till public.
> If that then imples that koji's targets can only be used once stuff is
> public, that too might be fine ( as long as the person has had the
> change to test builds against the same target in the past ).
> Our exposure in this case would then be limited to the time it takes to
> build something, and since the scratch builds will use the same repos -
> we can be fairly confident (!) about result; we'd still test it, but we
> can go into the testing with a higher level of confidence.

reviving an old thread - we're again in a situation where we need SIGs
to be able to build security updates and do some testing around content
that is under embargo.

Depending on how much work this is, do we go down the route of replacing
one of the koji builders with a reimzul like instance that runs private
builds ? reimzul can generate per-build htaccess entries for basic-auth,
that way ( apart from folks who have shell access to the machine ),
there is some level of privacy as well.

If we do go down that route, we'd need a way for koji to import those
builds at a later stage, when they need to be signed and released.

Karanbir Singh
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