[CentOS-devel] CERN pre-dojo meeting topic : Sig request for sig specific git

Brian Stinson brian at bstinson.com
Thu Oct 26 20:11:15 UTC 2017

On Oct 24 18:08, Matthias Runge wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 03:46:28PM +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org> wrote:
> > > <paste>
> > > sigs would like to use centpkg / lookaside, build direct through git to koji
> > > authentication requirements to accounts.centos.org
> > > Fabian to evaluate git solutions and report back to sig chairs.
> > > mrunge has volunteered to be the "guinea pig" of the new system
> > > </paste>
> > >
> > > Waiting for comments/input/feedback on those points
> Thank you for kicking this off!
> Storing specs + upstream sources somewhere would solve my primary
> concern with creating some more reproducible builds. Even in a
> small team, it seems scary to upload "somehow" created srpms to get
> them built in cbs.
> > 
> > From our discussion, I remember that with the "lookaside cache", it
> > should be possible for a "drive-by" contributor to submit a change
> > which included a new tarball, by submitting a pull request that had
> > the proper hash; I could then download the tarball from the upstream
> > website myself, verify the hash, and upload it to the lookaside cache
> > when merging the PR.
> Yes, I remember we discussed it briefly, on how to enable drive-by
> contributions or how to lower the barrier for contributors.
> I'd be fine with patches/pull-requests/whatever for spec files. I'd try
> to pull down sources myself anyways.
> Ideally, any solution would be supported by a central tool, comparable to
> fedpkg for fedora. I know there is centpkg, but I'm currently unsure how
> git and source upload is handled there.

Centpkg currently only deals with source RPMs. This is blocked on some
sort of git solution with proper credentialing such that the SIG members
can do basic operations. If such a thing came up, centpkg could easily
become a thing again, and could be the right "central tool" for the job.  

> Best,
> Matthias
> -- 
> Matthias Runge <mrunge at matthias-runge.de>
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