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Week: 4th – 7th 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 docs:


Fedora Infra

  • Fas2 is scaled down to 0 instances since last week. Farewell!
  • Openshift3 is ready for retirement, will be taking it down later today
  • Got toddlers working in staging openshift
  • Email thread on infra-sig packages, please contribute
  • Koji hubs reinstalled with f36, and z/vm s390x builders upgraded to f36
  • Business as usual items

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Issue with mirrors and dnf being out of sync. PR merged today to fix
  • Mirror requests

Release Engineering

  • A few rawhide compose issues, already fixed

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.


  • Figured out the root cause of missing module components in CentOS Stream 8. Have a script to catch the cases, monitoring it.

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 This library is now deprecated and no longer maintained.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.


  • Finally happy enough with our code, that we started to port it back into the flask-oidc library itself.
  • Working on a PR


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.


  • EPEL9 is up to 6608 (+92) packages from 2956 (+45) source packages
  • resolved “fails to install” bug for xfce4-sensors-plugin-devel
  • filed various “fails to install” bugs for epel packages
  • notable epel9 additions:

Kindest regards,
CPE Team