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Week: 22 May – 26 May 2023

Read more: CPE Weekly update – Week 21 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](Link to planning board)


Fedora Infra

  • Move old FMN to F38
  • Server updates/reboots
  • New koji theme deployed on
  • Bunch of machines upgraded to f38: all builders, koji hubs, proxies, kojipkgs
  • Mass update/reboot cycle over all machines completed. Some stability issues with rhel8.8 kernel still being investigated. (db01 outage due to that)
  • Setup smtp auth for flock call for papers (and copr machines too)
  • Retired old old space in rdu2 to be replaced by an internal vm.

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering


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.


  • Carl presenting “RPM Workshop” at Red Hat Summit.
  • Started coordination for “State of EPEL” presentation for the Release Party
  • Working on EPEL docs overhaul

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.


  • Design Docs transfer from Wiki underway.
  • Creative Freedom Summit
    • Art Challenge organization in progress.
    • Preparing talk for release party.
  • TikTok:

DNF mirrors-countme improvement

Goal of this initiative

This initiative is working on enhancing current DNF mirrors-countme script, which is used to provide statistics about number of Fedora installations on machines. This script has few bottlenecks that will be addressed as part of this intiative.
ARC investigation


  • Start poking at individual IP statistics
  • More cleanup work (remove unused code, split up code along topical boundaries, make function signatures less opaque)
  • Resume work on test coverage