[CentOS-devel] missing src.rpm for updated centos 8 kernels?

Wed Nov 20 11:52:05 UTC 2019
Dominique Martinet <dominique.martinet at cea.fr>

Antal Nemeš wrote on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:43:45AM +0100:
> Thank you, I am aware of the general location. As I said, I already looked there and it seems 
> the package in question simply does not exist:
> 1) Directory listing [1] shows that kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.src.rpm [2] does not exist.
>     In fact, the BaseOS/Source/SPackages contains only two src.rpms of the currently seven 
>     kernel-4.18.* rpms available in the Packages.
>     [1]: http://vault.centos.org/8.0.1905/BaseOS/Source/SPackages/
>     [2]: http://vault.centos.org/8.0.1905/BaseOS/Source/SPackages/kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.src.rpm
> 2) dnf download --source fails:
>   $dnf download --source kernel-0:4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0
>   enabling AppStream-source repository
>   enabling BaseOS-source repository
>   enabling extras-source repository
>   Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:39 ago on Wed 20 Nov 2019 10:30:00 AM UTC.
>   No package kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.src available.
>   Same works for a kernel-4.18.0-80.7.1.el8_0 (one of the two kernel src.rpms that do exist in SPackages).

I noticed the same problem; we were also missing the kernel-debuginfo
package e.g. kernel-debuginfo-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64.rpm ; this is
quite annoying.

Generally there are two places to find source rpms if they're missing on
 - git.centos.org, e.g. for kernel on centos8
You'd need to check this out and rebuild from spec

 - koji build lets you download artefacts including the src.rpm (and in
my case, the -debuginfo package)

Hope this helps,