[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly Update – Week of April 4th – 8th

Fri Apr 8 11:32:41 UTC 2022
Michal Konecny <mkonecny at redhat.com>

Hi everyone,

This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) 
Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this 
report or contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat 

If you wish to read this in form of a blog post, check the post on 
Fedora community blog:

# Highlights of the week

## Infrastructure & Release Engineering
Goal of this Initiative
Purpose of this team is to take care of day to day business regarding 
CentOS and Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora release engineering work.
It’s responsible for services running in Fedora and CentOS 
infrastructure and preparing things for the new Fedora release (mirrors, 
mass branching, new namespaces etc.).
The ARC (which is a subset of the team) investigates possible 
initiatives that CPE might take on.
Link to planning board: https://zlopez.fedorapeople.org/I&R-06-04-2022.pdf


### Fedora Infra
* Started F36 final freeze
* Completed mass update/reboot last week before freeze
* Hit fun koji bug that made it write our signed with mode 600 so it 
didn’t sync. Found and fixed all files and patched koji.
* Had issue with s390x z/vm instances, but they are now back online 
(many thanks dhorak!)
* Internal mail MX changed, blocking emails from fedoraproject.org -> 
redhat.com. Updated to new one and slowly caught up.
* Completed ansible upgrade. Only thing left to fix is fedora-messaging 

### CentOS Infra including CentOS CI
* Issues with Jenkins openshift sync plugins
* Duffy onboarding with Nils and Pedro
* Bussiness as usual, mirror tickets and koji tag requests ..

### Release Engineering
* F36 releng final freeze
* Retirement of FTI (Fails To Install) packages in F36
* Lots of stalled epel package requests
* F37 changes are landing in our tracker

## CentOS Stream
Goal of this Initiative
This initiative is working on CentOS Stream/Emerging RHEL to make this 
new distribution a reality. The goal of this initiative is to prepare 
the ecosystem for the new CentOS Stream.

* Planning completed yesterday, focusing on:
     * 8 + 9 workflow parity
         * Build imports from c8s koji to c9s koji
         * Deploying sync2gitlab service
     * CVE checker service deployment
     * Testing making github actions running in test suite

## CentOS Duffy CI
Goal of this Initiative
Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra which allows tenants to 
provision and access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for 
the purposes of CI testing.
We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We 
have OpenNebula hypervisor available, and have started developing 
playbooks which can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but 
due to the current state of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with 
new dev work to add the VM checkout functionality.

* Tests and fixes for cicoclient
* Deployment preparation with Fabian, Pedro and Mark
     * Work on the Ansible role for Duffy
     * Meetings, meetings(, meetings!)

## Bodhi
Goal of this Initiative
This initiative is to separate Bodhi into multiple sub packages, fix 
integration and unit tests in CI, fix dependency management and automate 
part of the release process.
Read ARC team findings in detail at: 

* Bodhi 6.0 will be deployed to production a couple of weeks after the 
Fedora release
* E-mail about what’s new in Bodhi 6.0 sent to devel-announce
* Wrapping up dependency management

Goal of this initiative
Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special 
Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set 
of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited 
to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), 
Oracle Linux (OL).

EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will 
never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux 
distributions. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, 
including buildsystem, bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror 
manager and more.

* EPEL9 up to 2247 source packages (increase of 33 from last week)
* Rebuilt hwinfo epel8 package to be compatible with unannounced 
libx86emu soname bump
* qt6 on its way to epel9 testing, which will allow more applications
* Other notable new epel9 packages:
     * uwsgi
     * akmods
* Notable mailing list discussions:
     * [Slowing down the stalled request 
     * [Dependency policy for packages in less common RHEL channels 
(HighAvailability, ResilientStorage, 
     * [EPEL8 packages needing care and 

Kindest regards,
CPE Team