[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 Stream: updated rpm, dnf, and systemd

Carl George

carl at redhat.com
Wed Jan 22 21:08:33 UTC 2020

Howdy everyone,

The CentOS team is pleased to announce that we have updated the rpm, dnf,
and systemd packages in CentOS 8 Stream.  These updates have already been
published and are propagating out to the mirror network now.  We're hoping
to get developer feedback on these packages to help demonstrate the value of
Stream and identify any potential issues before they make their way into
RHEL and regular CentOS.  We've listed notable features from these updates
below.  Enjoy!

## rpm-4.14.2-36.el8

* Enable zstd support
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1715799

## dnf-4.2.17-3.el8

* Support for variables in repo IDs
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1748841
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1537

* Versionlock plugin now works with check-update command and dnf-automatic
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1750620
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1530
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf-plugins-core/pull/370
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1746562
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1477

* Used a fixed time of day for dnf-automatic timers
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1754609
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1521

* Add module repoquery command
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1536

* Do not load metadata for repolist command
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1728894
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1423

* Add --ids option to the group command
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1706382
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1513

* Show transaction errors inside dnf shell
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1743644
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/pull/1468

* Add new modular API method ModuleBase.get_modules
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/dnf/commit/ba2320a

## systemd-239-21.el8

* Allow user names with dots to be used in unit files
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1717603
    * https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/12754

* Prevent failed reload command from killing main process
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1735787
    * https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/11238

* Treat smb3 as a remote filesystem to prevent boot failures
    * https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/13686

* Add udev support for FIDO (U2F) keys
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1753369
    * https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/11996

P.S. We won't always announce updated Stream packages like this, but we
wanted to highlight some of the early successes as we figure out the Stream

Carl George

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