[CentOS] Is CentOS-Stream-9-20211222.0 suitable for building for RHEL9

Thu Jan 6 13:59:28 UTC 2022
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> On Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 4:15 AM Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>
> wrote:
>> > On 1/5/22 05:06, Leon Fauster via CentOS wrote:
>> >> Am 05.01.22 um 11:02 schrieb Simon Matter:
>> >>> Hi,
>> >>> I have to port/build quite a number of packages for upcoming RHEL9.
>> I
>> thought about starting to do so now on CentOS-Stream-9-20211222.0 in
>> the
>> >>> hope that I don't have to redo a lot of the work again later for the
>> released RHEL9.
>> >>> Does it sound like a good idea to start now or should I better wait
>> a
>> bit?
>> >> I'm already doing that. Do just expect everything that also happened
>> in
>> EL8. Missing devel or sub packages. Striped down s/rpm macros that
>> blocks building fedora packages directly. So, business as usual. BTW,
>> some packages are not in streams anymore. This makes custom
>> overlay
>> >> repos a bit easier ...
>> > I think you can build directly against the repos in the centos stream
>> koji.
>> > https://kojihub.stream.centos.org/kojifiles/
>> We're not using koji so I don't know how I could make use of these
>> repos.
>> I've done a number of the easier builds now and they went well. Now I'm
>> trying to build a package which requires imake but I can't find it
>> anywhere.
>> I guess imake could be missing because the Xorg stuff is being built
>> without it today?
>> Does anybody know if imake is still used but not shipped or is it not
>> used
>> and built for EL9 anymore?
> imake is not included in EL9 at all.  It could be packaged and added
> to EPEL9 for those interested in doing so.

So, can we expect that what is included in baseos+appstream+crb is what
will be available in RHEL9?