[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly: 2019-12-20

Fri Dec 20 23:34:31 UTC 2019
Aoife Moloney <amoloney at redhat.com>

Hi everyone,

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The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining
IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Our goal is to keep
core servers and services running and maintained, build releases, and
other strategic tasks that need more dedicated time than volunteers
can give.

For better communication, we will be giving weekly reports to the
CentOS and Fedora communities about the general tasks and work being
done.  Also for better communication between our groups we have
created #redhat-cpe on Freenode IRC! Please feel free to catch us
there, a mail has landed on both the CentOS and Fedora devel lists
with context here.

High Level Project Updates:


The CR variant from the Stream composes, seems to work, 8.1.1911 will
use a similar variant to populate the CR repo on the mirrors

The team are also still working on preparing the next migration to



The team have started new ansible roles to automate deploy + upgrade
of those migrated services

We are still finishing templates for mailman ansible role (new look
with community members)

Working on koji (cbs.dev) to see when we can import 8.1 content to let
SIGs build against/for .el8 and .el8s (Stream)

The team are still investigating an Ansible upgrade for centos
(currently on 2.6.20 and needs testing with 2.9) and then also with
.el8 roles compatibility


General Updates

Nagios plugins were fixed to work on EL8/F31

Support was added for fedora messaging wire format to jms-messaging plugin

There is one prerequisite:RabbitMQ PR needs to be merged first

Other work this week with RabbitMQ includes:

An issue in RabbitMQ jms-messaging plugin PR was fixed

Two new PR’s in Anitya

The issue in the-new-hotness was also fixed when it stopped consuming
messages - it was caused by empty version and the fix for this already
in Anitya master

The team deployed distgit-bugzilla-sync script in openshift

Pagure Updates

We also worked on pagure-dist-git PR review/merges this week

The team cleaned up the bugzilla override patches for pagure-dist-git


We modified output of pagure-dist-git/scripts/pagure_poc.py to include
assignee information


We updated distgit_bugzilla_sync/script.py to read the assignee
information from above instead of fedora-scm-requests

We fixed mdapi headers for CORS: https://pagure.io/mdapi/pull-request/93

And they are already reviewed and merged :)

We also wrote script to read assignee information from
fedora-scm-requests and added it to dist-git

Tiger Team Updates:


Issue deploying the aarch64 cluster. There is a problem while using
openshift-ansible to authenticate with quay.io

Bodhi CD Tiger Team

Working on dockerizing the celery worker on the vm

Community Fire Fighting Team

Merged the PR adding a new API endpoint to pagure allowing to
enable/disable git hooks

Decommissioned ci-cc-rdu01

Good progress on anitya 0.18.0 (see below)

Added CORS headers to mdapi making it easier to do cross-domain
JSON/ajax requests to it

Application Retirements


Everything should be ready now to move Elections to Communishift so
stay tuned for a move date in the new year!


No progress on kanban board last eight weeks - looks abandoned

Jlanda’s permission error https://pagure.io/fedora-infrastructure/issue/8274


Benson Muite is now working on OIDC authentication

PR from sebwoj - Porting to Fedora messaging

EPEL 8 Modularity

This currently needs a rebuild to epel-release with new mirrorlist
links https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/epel-release/pull-request/4)

The team are currently facing this EPEL 8 Playground Modularity
Blocker: https://pagure.io/fm-orchestrator/issue/1541

Misc Updates

Reviews, Updates & Fixes:


Investigating & testing done with GNOME’s Gitlab instance forURL

Vagrant box is now bumped to Fedora 31 & test

Fetch only newer version from GitHub using cursor

Releases_only changed on edit

Ecosystem when homepage or backend is changed is fixed

API filtering is now case insensitive

Fedora-active-user Fixes

Moved searching mailing lists away from gmane and to hyperkitty


Duffy progressGCI is going great & in just 2 weeks 1000 tasks have
been done which is more than 3 times of total tasks done last year
(yes, in total!)

Miscellaneous fix



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Have a wonderful holiday season!

Kindest regards,

Aoife Moloney

Feature Driver

Community Platform Engineering Team

Red Hat EMEA

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