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Highlights of the week

Infrastructure & Release Engineering

Goal of this Initiative

Purpose of this team is to take care of day to day business regarding CentOS and Fedora Infrastructure and Fedora release engineering work.
It’s responsible for services running in Fedora and CentOS infrastructure and preparing things for the new Fedora release (mirrors, mass branching, new namespaces etc.).
The ARC (which is a subset of the team) investigates possible initiatives that CPE might take on.
Link to planning board:


Fedora Infra

  • Started F36 final freeze
  • Completed mass update/reboot last week before freeze
  • Hit fun koji bug that made it write our signed with mode 600 so it didn’t sync. Found and fixed all files and patched koji.
  • Had issue with s390x z/vm instances, but they are now back online (many thanks dhorak!)
  • Internal mail MX changed, blocking emails from -> Updated to new one and slowly caught up.
  • Completed ansible upgrade. Only thing left to fix is fedora-messaging callback.

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Issues with Jenkins openshift sync plugins
  • Duffy onboarding with Nils and Pedro
  • Bussiness as usual, mirror tickets and koji tag requests ..

Release Engineering

  • F36 releng final freeze
  • Retirement of FTI (Fails To Install) packages in F36
  • Lots of stalled epel package requests
  • F37 changes are landing in our tracker

CentOS Stream

Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is working on CentOS Stream/Emerging RHEL to make this new distribution a reality. The goal of this initiative is to prepare the ecosystem for the new CentOS Stream.


  • Planning completed yesterday, focusing on:
    • 8 + 9 workflow parity
      • Build imports from c8s koji to c9s koji
      • Deploying sync2gitlab service
    • CVE checker service deployment
    • Testing making github actions running in test suite

CentOS Duffy CI

Goal of this Initiative

Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra which allows tenants to provision and access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for the purposes of CI testing.
We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We have OpenNebula hypervisor available, and have started developing playbooks which can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but due to the current state of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with new dev work to add the VM checkout functionality.


  • Tests and fixes for cicoclient
  • Deployment preparation with Fabian, Pedro and Mark
    • Work on the Ansible role for Duffy
    • Meetings, meetings(, meetings!)


Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is to separate Bodhi into multiple sub packages, fix integration and unit tests in CI, fix dependency management and automate part of the release process.
Read ARC team findings in detail at:


  • Bodhi 6.0 will be deployed to production a couple of weeks after the Fedora release
  • E-mail about what’s new in Bodhi 6.0 sent to devel-announce
  • Wrapping up dependency management


Goal of this initiative

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (or EPEL) is a Fedora Special Interest Group that creates, maintains, and manages a high quality set of additional packages for Enterprise Linux, including, but not limited to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Scientific Linux (SL), Oracle Linux (OL).

EPEL packages are usually based on their Fedora counterparts and will never conflict with or replace packages in the base Enterprise Linux distributions. EPEL uses much of the same infrastructure as Fedora, including buildsystem, bugzilla instance, updates manager, mirror manager and more.


Kindest regards,
CPE Team