[CentOS-devel] CentOS Stream 8 is transitioning to be ahead of RHEL 8 - Compose push to mirror operations affected

Tue Feb 21 18:47:50 UTC 2023
Steven Rosenberg <passthejoe at gmail.com>

On Sun, Feb 19, 2023 at 2:52 PM Brian Stinson <bstinson at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> As many of you know, CentOS Stream 8 is currently produced using an
> "inside out" workflow, meaning RHEL builds happen first and then are
> reflected in CentOS Stream afterward. This is not the case with CentOS
> Stream 9 where builds are performed directly by maintainers at Red Hat from
> merge requests in gitlab.com.
> The CentOS Stream team is busy working on a project to migrate CentOS
> Stream 8 to the gitlab.com/Stream-first workflow. This is an exciting
> step to reflect CentOS Stream's true purpose in both currently active
> releases.
> One effect of this transition, though, is that we need to migrate from the
> old mbox buildsystem to the new Stream koji (
> https://kojihub.stream.centos.org). To do this the team needs to pause
> regular compose and push-to-mirror jobs to avoid a split-brain situation
> with 2 separate systems. You may notice a lack of updates to the repos on
> the mirrors for a few more weeks while this transition is completed. The
> team's first priority is making sure that Red Hat maintainers take control
> over the c8s branches in https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms
> (and builds in koji) and then the team will return to working on regular
> composes and push-to-mirror operations.
> If you have any questions in the interim, please reach out to me.

Brian, can you help me understand how a package that is built in Koji makes
its way to the CentOS repo? How can I tell when a package is going to be
available for update, and is there a way to get Stream 8/9 packages sooner
(and is that advisable)? Is there a way to follow a package that is similar
to https://tracker.debian.org for CentOS?
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