[CentOS-devel] Missing -devel packages

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Wed Aug 12 14:55:54 UTC 2020

On 8/11/20 12:10 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 7:57 AM Troy Dawson <tdawson at redhat.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/8/Devel/x86_64/os/Packages/
>> http://mirror.centos.org/centos/8.2.2004/Devel/x86_64/os/Packages/
>> 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.
>> Troy
> Turns out the syncing was fixed, but the ticket not closed.
> Sorry for all the noise.
> If I had just tried to rebuild my package again, I would have seen it was fixed.
> Troy

Thanks Troy .. as i said, we did get SOME packages added and they SHOULD
stay fixed.

But some -devel packages are also not fixed, as there are lots of things
that need to be modified in the automation to keep them fixed.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 195 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/attachments/20200812/13522fd2/attachment-0002.sig>

More information about the CentOS-devel mailing list