[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8/7.7

Stephen John Smoogen

smooge at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 16:55:32 UTC 2019

On Wed, 18 Sep 2019 at 11:30, Joe Doss <joe at solidadmin.com> wrote:

> Fedora builds off of Koji are not held captive, so why should they be
> for CentOS? We can download Fedora builds without issue off the composes

Fedora builds are allowed by a happy accident that the number of
people who download packages are normally less than that the various
apps that make up koji can handle. We in Fedora have had to limit or
turn off access at times when people do download too much. The issue
is that CentOS usage space is 100x that of Fedora, and even if 0.1% of
CentOS users wanted to download directly from koji, that would be 100x
what Fedora koji sees from outside users. If we in Fedora saw that
kind of size jump we would have to severely limit access to the
packages also to only approved packagers or some other method.

I understand your reasoning for the rest of the email, and it is
asking for CentOS to be a different project than it is. I don't think
the rest of your conversation is based on the one item above, but if
it were.. it needed to be corrected.

Stephen J Smoogen.

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