[CentOS-devel] CentOS Stream 9 Buildsystem is publicly viewable

Sat May 1 16:58:29 UTC 2021
Peter Georg <peter.georg at physik.uni-regensburg.de>


I have been following the publicly available progress on CentOS Stream 9 
for some time now. So far it has been really interesting to get more 
information about the process of creating the next major RHEL. Indeed it 
also helps to better understand some design decision of the final product.

Lately I have been looking at the available composes at [1] and have one 
question about these:

So far there is a repository/compose/folder/whatever-you-name-it 
"Everything", which (as the name suggests) simply contains all built 
packages including all subpackages. However, it seems (see [2]) that 
this will probably not be available in future composes. Is this correct?

I'm asking cause the "Everything" variant would obviously solve the 
missing subpackages issue we had to (and still have to) deal with for 
CentOS Stream/Linux 8.

In case I got it right: What is the plan to solve the missing 
subpackages issue for CentOS Stream 9?

I wanted to ask here to get a little more insight before I start filing 
bugs to try getting missing subpackages back into CRB/PowerTools. Just 
looking for a few minutes I immediately found a subpackages that was 
missing in RHEL 8.0 and people successfully argued to get into 
CRB/PowerTools later. In RHEL 9.0 it is now missing again :(



[1] https://composes.stream.centos.org/test/