[CentOS-devel] CPE Weekly Update – Week of February 28th – March 3rd

Fri Mar 4 10:11:45 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.


### Fedora Infra
* One new power9 online in iad2, second one needs hands on today.
* Almost all bugzilla auth changes made, still need some changes to 
toddlers (ongoing)
* Container builds broken again in an odd way ( 
* Discussion on fedoraplanet.org on infrastructure list, please chime in 
if you have thoughts about it.

### CentOS Infra including CentOS CI
* Migration of Pagure to new CentOS CI in progress
* Openssl3 [late 
in EL9 impacting SIGs and gpg keys

### Release Engineering
* Work on SCM request automation in progress - 
* Container builds failing on armhfp
* Bussiness as usual

## 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.

* Investigating compose QA improvements both in the t-functional suite 
and changes we may want to implement later in the project.
* Developing sync2gitlab service for 8, 9 workflow alignment
* Business as usual activities around CentOS Linux 7
* Work continuing on content resolvers maintainer pages also

## 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.

* Demo/Status call
* Deployment to staging (ongoing)
* Documentation (ongoing)
* Expiring sessions (ongoing)

## Image builder for Fedora IoT
Goal of this Initiative
Integration of Image builder as a service with Fedora infra to allow 
Fedora IoT migrate their pipeline to Fedora infra.

* No updates

## 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: 

* No updates

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 2059 source packages (increase of 71 from last week)
* EPEL9 buildroot has switched to a snapshot of the CentOS Stream 9 
mirror, to avoid building against any 9.1 changes prior to the RHEL 9.0 GA
* [EPEL Office 
Hours](https://communityblog.fedoraproject.org/epel-office-hours/) were 
yestarday at 1700 UTC
* epel-release (and epel-next-release) now available in CentOS Stream 9 
Extras repo

Kindest regards,
CPE Team