[CentOS-devel] CATPR - Community Approved Third Party Repos

Ned Slider

ned at unixmail.co.uk
Wed Sep 30 20:57:34 UTC 2015

On 30/09/15 20:25, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 09/30/2015 12:17 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
>> On 30/09/15 17:50, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> On 09/29/2015 01:33 PM, Trevor Hemsley wrote:
>>>> On 29/09/15 17:35, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>>> On 09/28/2015 10:58 AM, Carl George wrote: >> Howdy, >> >> There are several "release" packages in the Extras
>>>> repository for SIGs and >> third party repositories. >> >>
>>>> centos-release-virt-common >> centos-release-openstack >> epel-release
>>>>>>>> EPEL is a special case .. as voted on by the CentOS Board. > >
>>>> Other ones are SIGs .. which is the way to get a release file into
>>>> extras. > > >> Currently there are no guidelines for other third party
>>>> repositories to be >> included, so I wrote this document. >> >>
>>>> https://wiki.centos.org/CarlGeorge/CATPR >> > > I am certainly open to
>>>> discussion .. however, there exists a way to make > this happen.  We
>>>> start a Hosting SIG and those RPMs get put in there and > built on our CBS.
>>>> That appears to rule out elrepo and IUS ever being allowed to get into
>>>> extras which seems like a change of policy from before when it was:
>>>> "come up with some criteria by which we can make impartial decisions".
>>>> In both cases, they do not target CentOS alone, they exist to serve the
>>>> entire EL community. Making them build in CBS would then rule out their
>>>> repos being used on RHEL and/or SL. I don't think this is a good idea
>>>> either.
>>> Well .. RDO, who produces RPMs for RHEL, builds things on CBS.
>>> Packages built on CBS could also work on SL.
>>> I am NOT saying we can never get other repo release files in
>>> CentOS-Extras .. I am just saying that there is an easy way to make it
>>> happen right now and that is a SIG.
>>> I am only 11% of the CentOS Board .. so I'm sure there is room for
>>> movement in many directions on this.  But, personally, if we are
>>> offering an open program to get things into CentOS, I don't like making
>>> exceptions.  Everyone thinks THEIR exception is a good one and people
>>> want to keep their secret sauce (or build logs, root logs, or build
>>> root, etc) private.  I would rather everyone work thorough our community
>>> setup.  I think that is better for CentOS users.  They have one place to
>>> go to in order to find stuff.  If everyone uses it then it is better for
>>> everyone in the long run.
>>> We are having ppc64 and ppc64le being redone on our hardware and in a
>>> way that it can be integrated into CBS and this infrastructure.  The
>>> people doing that did not necessarily think that was a great idea either
>>> .. but I also think that will be better in the long run too.
>>> However, by all means, if users and the board want to create this
>>> mechanism, this is the place to hash it out.
>> Johnny, I'm a little confused so could you please just clarify? Are you
>> proposing the 3rd party repo release file would be (re)built on the
>> CentOS CBS and be included, or are you saying that the complete 3rd
>> party repo (all packages) would be rebuilt on CBS?
> I am talking about all the packages.  <snip rest of answer>

Thanks for the clarification.

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