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Week: 06 March – 10 March 2023

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.
Planning board


Fedora Infra

  • Got log forwarding setup on our OpenShift clusters, so now we have application logs
  • Worked with IT to decomission 6 servers and add 4 new ones.
  • Progress on moving fedoraplanet from Venus to Pluto

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • reinstalled a bunch of existing centos 7 servers with RHEL9
  • installed new sponsored nodes with RHEL9 (while then moving services/data) and then decommission old servers
  • migrated to RHEL9
  • migrating nodes to RHEL9 (different hypervisors)
  • collaborated with RH Storage team for the Netapp filers upgrade (IAD2, and then RDU2 for CentOS Stream infra)

Release Engineering

  • Beta RC 1.3 is available for testing
  • Releng docs updates
  • Ansible changes for retirement of EPEL8-modularity

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.


  • For c8s, everything has been prepared for maintainers to build in the Stream Koji
  • Finalizing c8s composes before we can resume publishing
  • Looking into speeding up Content Resolver
  • Resolved issue with check_gitbz not checking the correct branch for 9.2.z/9.3.0


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.


  • Backported multiple CVE fixes for dcmtk across EPEL 8, EPEL 9, and Fedora
    • CVE-2021-41687 rhbz#2106336
    • CVE-2021-41688 rhbz#2106315
    • CVE-2021-41689 rhbz#2106340
    • CVE-2021-41690 rhbz#2106332
    • CVE-2022-2119 rhbz#2173039
    • CVE-2022-2120 rhbz#2173042
    • CVE-2022-2121 rhbz#2173045
    • CVE-2022-43272 rhbz#2150931, rhbz#2150930

FMN replacement

Goal of this initiative

FMN (Fedora-Messaging-Notification) is a web application allowing users to create filters on messages sent to (currently) fedmsg and forward these as notifications on to email or IRC.
The goal of the initiative is mainly to add fedora-messaging schemas, create a new UI for a better user experience and create a new service to triage incoming messages to reduce the current message delivery lag problem. Community will profit from speedier notifications based on own preferences (IRC, Matrix, Email), unified fedora project to one message service and human-readable results in Datagrepper.
Also, CPE tech debt will be significantly reduced by dropping the maintenance of fedmsg altogether.


  • Bug fixes
  • UI and performance improvements
  • Wrapping-this-up planning

Community Design

Goal of this initiative

CPE has few members that are working as part of Community Design Team. This team is working on anything related to design in Fedora Community.


  • CPE members can file issues / requests to the CDT here.
  • Building new UI for new users / onboarding for Podman
  • New meeting time for Fedora Design Team TBA
  • Discussions post for new Fedora Server webpage
  • Video editing for the Fedora Linux 37 release party footage