[CentOS-virt] virt-preview repo for CentOS?
rbryant at redhat.com
Mon Aug 11 16:01:10 UTC 2014
On 08/11/2014 11:36 AM, George Dunlap wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Russell Bryant <rbryant at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Hello! I'm looking at options for configuring an OpenStack CI job that
>> tests OpenStack components with the latest versions of libvirt and qemu.
>> Fedora's virt-preview  repository is pretty much what we need.
>> However, we would really rather run this job using CentOS. The job's
>> configuration needs to work for longer than Fedora's release schedule
>> would allow.
>> Is anyone looking at doing something like this for CentOS?
> Is Fedora's virt-preview for Fedora updates, or for testing Fedora N+1?
It's a separate repo entirely. I suspect it includes the versions that
would be in N+1.
> In general, CentOS will be pulling changes directly from upstream
> RHEL, and so won't be able (I don't think) to provide something like
> that for core packages.
> We can of course do that for the Virt-SIG repos; at the moment that's
> limited to Xen4CentOS (although we may do an updated qemu at some
> point). Notably, it would not include KVM. For those, having a
> preview for updates -- particularly updating major version (like Xen
> 4.2 -> 4.4) would make a lot of sense.
Yeah, I was thinking of this as a separate testing repo from the virt
SIG, not updates to core repos.
For my particular use case, not having updated KVM isn't a big deal. We
just need the latest qemu. All testing happens inside of a cloud VM,
without any hardware virt support exposed.
> What exactly is it that you're hoping to test? It sounds almost like
> you're not hoping to test the distro, but new versions of the upstream
That's right. We want to test OpenStack with bleeding edge versions of
libvirt and qemu, but want the underlying OS to be something supported
for a longer period of time than a given Fedora release. CentOS + a
testing repo with that software included would be perfect.
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