[Ci-users] getting 7.1611 content to the CI Tenants ahead of release

Thu Nov 17 12:56:06 UTC 2016
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

hi guys

What I would really like is to have the CentOS Linux 7.1611 ( based on
RHEL 7.3 sources ) be available and deployed on the CI nodes ahead of
when we GA - so that SIGs and other people who are invested with us,
have a chance to validate their content and also prep anything that
might be needed ahead of GA for 7.1611

Towards that goal - there are 2 stages we can do this in.

1) When CR/ repo content is ready, we enable that content directly in
the  CI nodes. The CR repo represents the next-release content, but
shipped as a repo in the existing release tree. This allows folks to
'yum update' and get the content ahead of GA. In our case, on the CI
nodes, we would run the yum upgrade as a part of the install process, so
while the deployment would have been with the previous installer, the
booted machine would be running the new kernel + new packages. And any
yum operation from here on, would include the newer content.

2) this stage would come a few days down the road, when we have the
installer in place and the new CI deployments are then run with the new

Since the installer is typically the last thing that we build, stage2
might be a few more days out, but we should be able to start seeding up
stage1 above, in the next day or two. I will announce it here once this
content is in place.

What is important is that when things break with the new code, please
let us know - this list is fine, we will track here, but also the
centos-devel list is a good place to talk about it. For real time chat,
#centos-devel on irc.freenode.net

Does anyone have thoughts around this ?

Karanbir Singh
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