[CentOS-devel] [EXT] Re: Missing build dependencies in CentOS 8 repositories

Thu May 6 20:32:20 UTC 2021
Davide Cavalca <dcavalca at fb.com>

On Thu, 2021-05-06 at 20:55 +0200, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> On 06/05/2021 17:08, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> <snip>
> > 
> > OK .. We have made progress now on CentOS 8 Linux and CentOS 8 Stream
> > koji builder access.  You can now download packages directly (it no
> > longer says 403 , access forbidden.
> > 
> > That means if you want a copy of RPMs (Including SRPMS) that are not
> > published, you can get them directly from the builder.
> > 
> Cool, so as these pkgs are allowed to be downloaded, I also guess that
> it's allowed to import these in cbs.centos.org in case some SIGs needed
> these missing -devel pkgs (and some even just rebuilt the src.rpm to
> have access to the -devel in build tag).
> So if your SIG is in need of such unrealeased pkgs, just let us know
> and
> we can import and you can then tag these in your tags

That's awesome. Within Hyperscale we had to rebuild libuser and
openldap due to this (needed for util-linux), which led to fun issues
like https://pagure.io/centos-infra/issue/294 . I would love to be able
to just import and tag the missing packages instead. Any chance we
could bulk import all missing packages, so we don't have to handle them
one by one? Then SIGs would just need to tag whatever they need.