[CentOS-devel] Extras in CentOS Stream 9

Wed Nov 3 21:20:10 UTC 2021
Brian Stinson <bstinson at redhat.com>

Hi Folks,

With CentOS Stream 9 we are publishing SIG content separately from OS
content to make things easier to deliver
(http://mirror.stream.centos.org/9-stream/ vs.
http://mirror.stream.centos.org/SIGs/). Everything under the 9-stream
directory corresponds to a repository in RHEL and repo files are
included by default in centos-stream-repos at install time.

Currently (in CentOS Linux) SIGs build their own repo files into
centos-release-<sig> packages and ask for their release in CentOS
Extras. We also ship things like epel-release and elrepo-release in
Extras. I'd like to continue this in Stream 9 but make things a little
bit easier for SIGs to self-manage their repo packages.

- Extras will continue but as a SIG repository, including the
appropriate tags in CBS, and a separate gpg key
- Extras, beginning with Stream 9, will not contain any other content
besides repo packages
- Extras will be the only SIG repo included in centos-stream repos (to
allow folks to dnf install other repo packages)
- Each SIG leader (or a designate) will be an ex-officio member of the
group, allowed to tag centos-release-<sig> packages in for publishing
- Other repositories (like EPEL) may also have a member designated to
manage its release package

If this is something SIG leaders are interested in, I will take a
formal proposal to the board for sponsorship. Any comments?