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 #redhat-cpe channel on (

Week: 1st – 5th August 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

  • Unblocked osbuild in production, should be working now. (Uses script to keep api ip updated in the firewalls)
  • Ocp4 cluster api uses valid cert not (for webhooks/external oc)
  • Disabled systemd-oomd in some places (koji hubs in particular)
  • Barcamp at Nest on Saturday
  • Some sysadmin-main additions: Nils, Michal, Ryan

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Duffy CI is now live (so hotfixes are also coming, thanks to Nils)
  • Preparing CBS/koji upgrade to 1.29 (would unblock other RFEs on tracker)

Release Engineering

  • FTBFS bugs filed on failing to build packages
  • Containers: rawhide fixed/updating, updated f35/f36

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.


  • Meetings about and started code, to move module source from git.centos to gitlab.
  • New ISOs for CentOS Linux 7 for installation that fixes libtimezonemap (and other) issues.
  • Rewrote the errata announcement scripts for CentOS Linux 7 to use new endpoints after the decommissioning of the API search/rs/ on


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 7127 (+141) packages from 3180 (+97) source packages
  • Prepared EPEL survey, it will be promoted on FedoraNest
  • Provided a fix to nagios-plugins-check-updates to improve distro compatibility

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.


  • Frontend auth being developed
  • Access token and refresh token
  • Making pages require auth, if user is not authenticated, redirect to login
  • Backend auth still being developed (tests)
  • Mockups for UI – bootstrap/HTML/CSS
  • Agile ceremonies being planned

Kindest regards,
CPE Team