[CentOS-devel] koji / devel / packages

Leon Fauster

leonfauster at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 18 18:24:38 UTC 2019

Am 18.10.19 um 18:48 schrieb Jim Perrin:
> On 10/17/19 3:39 PM, Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel wrote:
>> Just wondering; are the output files of the koji system no more 
>> accessible? I remember asking for some devel packages
>> https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2019-May/017417.html
>> and at that time I could download the rpm files. Why this 
>> "administrative rules" now? Any reasons for that?
>> And in general; a lot of devel packages are missing. Whats the policy 
>> for that? Can we see these rpms in the PowerTools or Extras repos?
> A couple reasons for this. Just because things build doesn't mean 
> they're ready. We sometimes need to iterate builds, and having people 
> pulling packages direct from the build system makes supporting this 
> challenging, especially if they have a matching NVR build that's not the 
> right one. The packages may or may not be signed yet, depending on when 
> someone tries to pull from koji. We'd prefer people wait for the actual 
> release when we're sure everything is right. Lastly, the builders aren't 
> on mirrored systems, so there's a bandwidth cost from people attempting 
> to pull directly. The administrative block solves all 3 of these issues.

Thanks to clarify this ... albeit I wonder about the outlined impact.

> As for shipping the devel packages: I believe bstinson has a plan for 
> that as a separate repo in the future, but this won't work for -devel 
> packages which belong to modules and are filtered as part of that 
> module's metadata. 

I saw later that some people on the list had already asked about it.

So, this are great news!


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