[CentOS-devel] Centos Stream - src.rpms?

Tue Dec 15 21:16:06 UTC 2020
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 12/12/20 9:33 AM, Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel wrote:
> Am 12.12.20 um 10:39 schrieb Nico Kadel-Garcia:
>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:39 AM Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel
>> <centos-devel at centos.org> wrote:
>>> Am 11.12.20 um 15:07 schrieb Antal Nemeš:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Will src.rpm packages be made available for Stream repositories?
>>>> Currently, I see only empty subdirs for 8-stream at
>>>> https://vault.centos.org/centos/8-stream/
>>> I haven't checked but take a look at git.centos.org (c8s tag) ...
>> There is *always* a potential mismatch between a git repo and the
>> source actually used for building an RPM. SRPM's also have a gpg
>> signature, git repos do not, and establishing provenance can be
>> adventuresome. So can setting up the variety of git epos, along with
>> the source tarballs, to assemble in a local compilation environment
>> for local rpmbuild or mock.
>> So can stunning foolishness like the Fedora SRPM for chromium, which
>> includes specific source files in the SRPM only if compiled on a
>> specific operating system. I just noticed trying to backport Chromium
>> 87 to CentOS 7.
> Sure, I would also like to see such SRPMs but as you see it for C8,
> there are no SRPMs anymore on RedHat's ftp/http servers, the sources
> are consolidated in git now. Maybe someone from RH could highlight
> this aspect (C8S) here a bit more ...

Not sure what the question is .. but:

All packages, except the kernel because of secureboot, are built
directly from git.centos.org from the c8s branch.

For example .. (just picking a build at random):


If you look at the Source Line .. you will see:


That is the exact source used to build this package set

If you want to create the SRPM .. you would:
git clone https://git.centos.org/rpms/thermald

cd thermald

git checkout 14acf460654c5788d9c7792f36fed45c7e00a387



You will then have the SRPM in the SRPMs dir of your git repo .. it will
also be exploded and ready for you to use in SPECS and SOURCES to make

If you do not have the git tools downloaded .. where into_srpm.sh comes
from, you can get it from here:

git clone https://git.centos.org/centos-git-common

So, to clarify, we build Centos Linux 8 and CentOS Stream directly from
git.centos.org and you can look at the bild and get the exact git commit
id that was used on the build.