[CentOS-virt] CentOS 7.6 and Xen 4.6
dunlapg at umich.edu
Thu Nov 1 12:06:49 UTC 2018
In order to make sure SIG content is "fresh", whenever a new version
of CentOS comes out, content is discarded automatically unless SIG
chairs specifically request it to be moved over.
At the moment, Xen has three repos that are under consideration to be moved up:
I'll request xen-48 and xen-410 to be updated for sure, but I wanted
to gauge how much interest there was in xen-46. If you have strong
feelings about xen-46, let me know (and perhaps consider volunteering
to maintain the packages).
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From: Anssi Johansson <avij at centosproject.org>
Date: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:02 AM
Subject: [CentOS-devel] SIGs: Possibility to drop EOL content at
7.6.1810 release time
To: The CentOS developers mailing list. <centos-devel at centos.org>
So here we go again. As one of the virtues of a programmer is laziness,
I'll just cut&paste the previous email with some modifications. You know
RHEL 7.6 was released a few days ago and building CentOS 7.6.1810 has
just started. This would be an excellent time to remove any EOL software
you may have floating around on mirror.centos.org. mirror.centos.org
should have only supported packages available.
SIGs should explicitly state which content they want copied over from
7.5.1804 to 7.6.1810.
I'd imagine that for example ceph-jewel could be dropped because it went
EOL in July 2018. Is there some other content that could be dropped? If
you are planning to keep content available that has gone EOL upstream,
you must commit to backport any required security fixes to it.
If SIGs want to transfer some of their packages from 7.5.18004 to
7.6.1810, please let hughesjr know. You can probably simply reply to
this message to let people know of your decision. It is possible that
some other SIG depends on your packages that are going to be removed. In
that case the other SIG should probably update their packages to depend
on supported versions.
Content to be transferred over to 7.6.1810 can be specified either by
directory name, or by individual package names.
There are also various centos-release-* packages in extras,
perhaps some of those could be trimmed as well.
You should also communicate to your users in advance that the EOL
packages will disappear, and if necessary, instruct them to migrate to a
newer supported version. Having instructions for that procedure
published somewhere would be nice.
The old content under 7.5.1804, including any EOL content, will be
archived to vault.centos.org, and that content will be available in the
vault indefinitely. The 7.5.1804 directory on mirror.centos.org will be
emptied some time after 7.6.1810 is released.
For reference and inspiration, here are some directories from
mirror.centos.org, including both up-to-date content and potentially EOL
content. SIGs should review the list to make sure these directories can
be copied over to 7.6.1810 when that time comes. Making the decisions
now would save a bit of time at 7.6.1810 release time.
In addition to those, ovirt-4.1 should have already been removed, but it
is still available in the altarch branch for aarch64 and ppc64le. This
is an error, which will hopefully get fixed this round.
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