[CentOS-devel] Extras in CentOS Stream 9

Thu Nov 4 14:11:40 UTC 2021
Davide Cavalca <dcavalca at fb.com>

On Wed, 2021-11-03 at 16:20 -0500, Brian Stinson wrote:
> 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.
> Proposal:
> - 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?

This sounds good to me and should definitely make things easier for
SIGs. Thanks!