[CentOS-devel] How do I request a new package repo in CentOS 8/9 Stream?

Fri Apr 16 14:39:22 UTC 2021
Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com>

On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 1:01 PM Kaleb Keithley <kkeithle at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 11:51 AM Josh Boyer <jwboyer at redhat.com> wrote:
>> CentOS Stream is for content going into RHEL, so repos are added when
>> a package is being added to RHEL.  I'll send you some links to
>> internal documentation on that.
>> If the package isn't going to be part of RHEL, you might look at
>> adding it to EPEL instead.
> Is that really the whole story?

For a single package that is not part of RHEL, it's possibly the best
story.  But there are other stories, like SIGs.

> Yes, parts of Ceph and GlusterFS will be in 9.  I've been operating on the premise though that the SIG packages that are landing in 8stream and 9stream are for people who are using 8stream or 9stream and want to try them out ahead of time. Have I misunderstood?

Can you point to where a SIG build has landed directly in Stream?  I
don't think you've misunderstood as much as we might be using
different terminology.  Let's clarify:

Stream packages == content that will land in a future RHEL release
Stream SIG packages == content that builds *on top of* CentOS Stream,
but does not directly land in Stream (neither the buildroot or the

There may certainly be cases where a SIG does work and then we include
that work at a future date into Stream (and therefore RHEL).  However,
that needs to be coordinated up front.