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Week: 13th – 17th June 2022

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:
Link to docs:


Fedora Infra

  • Resultsdb almost moved to ocp4 in prod, just a few parts to finish (Thanks Leo!)
  • Ocp4 cluster now on our vpn, so all proxies can reach apps (thanks darknao!)
  • Wiki upgrade looking good in staging, prod to come (thanks ryan!)
  • Some more vm’s to f36
  • About 50% done moving apps to ocp4.
  • Image builder prod move blocked due to firewall issues

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

  • ELN composes were broken over the weekend because of ODCS backend / front end version mismatch
  • Nodejs-sig removed as the default assignee on a bunch of components in BZ
  • we have discovered workflow in bodhi that locks update in a weird state more info

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.


  • We imported all RPMs for modules (CentOS Stream 8) to the shared buildsystem
  • All sources imported to GitLab (CentOS Stream 8)

CentOS Duffy CI

Goal of this Initiative

Duffy is a system within CentOS CI infrastructure allowing tenants to provision and access machines (physical and/or virtual, of different architectures and configurations) for the purposes of CI testing. Development of Duffy is largely finished, we’re currently planning and testing deployment scenarios.


  • Test and polish duffy client … experience
  • Docs and CentOS Dojo talk prep

Package Automation (Packit Service)

Goal of this initiative

Automate RPM packaging of infra apps/packages


  • Almost finished, only mirrormanager2 remaining from our critical apps on Github
  • Couple of outliers (fasjson, flask-mod-auth) need downstream repos created
  • Datanommer.models manually packaged so datagrepper can be automated
  • Noggin now fully automated

Flask-oidc: oauth2client replacement

Goal of this initiative

Flask-oidc is a library used across the Fedora infrastructure and is the client for ipsilon for its authentication. flask-oidc uses oauth2client. This library is now deprecated and no longer maintained. This will need to be replaced with authlib.


  • Working poc app which authenticates against noggin/ipa using authlib and OIDC.
  • Working on an upstream PR with the working code now.


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