This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team. If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or contact us on -cpe channel on (

Week: 27th of June to 1st of July 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

  • Last app in openshift3 is old fas2/accounts. Once badges doesn’t use it we can take down the openshift3 clusters.
  • New mote in production:
  • Staging koji uplifted to f36.
  • Business as usual (down to 60 tickets at one point!)

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Ongoing Duffy work (Fedora rawhide option available now)
  • Granting SIGs “commit” rights to some projects on (still using pagure-dist-git logic/filter) to let them review PR for their own branches
  • Finally back with redundancy/shared load to see mirror CDN (IAD2 node)
  • Work in progress to let SIGs build against/for RHEL9
  • Business as usual (mirrors, tags)

Release Engineering

  • Working on enabling IMA signing of rawhide packages
  • New Fedora Media Writer release

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.


  • Fixed issue with changed host keys causing stall of packages into Stream 8.
  • Continuing the work on getting CentOS Stream 8 closer to 9

Package Automation (Packit Service)

Goal of this initiative

Automate RPM packaging of infra apps/packages


  • No major updates this week, work is winding down with a few PRs left to be merged.
  • Critical apps list in github is almost complete

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 This library is now deprecated and no longer maintained.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.


  • Testing implementation for token expiry/refresh, final piece of work required before submitting a PR upstream with changes.


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.


  • This week we have 6516 (+74) packages, from 2911 (+29) source packages
  • Python Packaging Authority (PyPA) considering enabling EPEL by default in the manylinux_2_28 image
  • Working with RHEL maintainers to ship gtksourceview4-devel to enable more packages
  • Carl attended Open Source Summit North America and chatted with multiple EPEL users and maintainers

Kindest regards,
CPE Team