[CentOS-devel] Missing -devel packages

Troy Dawson

tdawson at redhat.com
Tue Aug 11 14:57:23 UTC 2020

On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 7:39 AM Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> On 8/10/20 3:41 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2020 at 1:29 PM Orion Poplawski <orion at nwra.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Is there anything I can do to help out with missing -devel packages in CentOS
> >> 8?  I'm waiting for a number of them, e.g.:
> >>
> >> https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=17401
> >>
> > Hi Orion,
> > It helps if it is linked to this ticket.
> > https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=16492
> > Although nothing has happened there for 5 months.
> >
> > To be clear, there is two definitions of "missing -devel packages"
> >
> > There are the ones that have never shown up anywhere  (I'm still
> > waiting on 4 I believe)
> >
> > And then there are the ones that originally showed up, and we were
> > able to build from them in EPEL8, but then when RHEL 8.2 came along,
> > the EPEL8 packages are still the old ones from RHEL 8.1.
> > https://pagure.io/releng/issue/9580
> And while we would love to just publish these .. we can not.
> There are competing goals here.  Bit for bit like RHEL .. RHEL does not
> have the SRPMS, we should not.
> Someone wants the SRPMS .. so they want us to like RHEL .. except when
> they don't.  All our build system and where we pull info assumes we need
> to be the same.  Introducing things were we are not is HARD ..
> especially in el8 as we HAVE to use koji and mbox and pungi to build.
> Introducing differences into compose configurations for pungi for
> releases is HARD .. it has follow on impacts .. and we need a system in
> place to make it continue to work when we get updated compose files in
> the future.
> We have people working on this, but it is just not a priority compared
> to getting things released on time and builds working properly.  It is
> not just a simple .. push a couple packages somewhere.

You already have them published, that work is done.

It doesn't say it in the ticket, but from conversations the rsync area
that was setup for EPEL8 to sync that over, something happened and
they can't sync anymore.
I don't know the details.  It's possible that the syncing is already
fixed, and they just need to restart and/or update their script.


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