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Week: October 3rd to 7th 2022

CPE infographic

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


Fedora Infra

  • Greenwave updated in stg/prod
  • Installed 5 new aarch64 machines, moved all aarch64 builders to them
  • Attempted to roll out python3 FMN monday, trying again today
  • Fixed flatpak building, was a race condition in OSBS playbooks

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

  • Final freeze started on Tuesday
  • fedora-minimal container images are again synced automatically to

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.


  • Two additional tests now rolled into t_functional suite for Stream composes
    • KVDO (c8s only for now)
    • Libbpf (c8s & c9s)
    • Fixed 3 t_functional tests for the decommissioning of
  • Centpkg work still happening with a number of PRs submitted against the app. Engaging w/rpkg developers to review and merge changes
  • Improved logging in check-gitbz to alert people to the rhel-9 Z-stream branch 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.


  • EPEL 9 is up to 9184 (+64) packages from 3805 (+32) source packages
  • Instead of creating epel-modular-release subpackage, we are going to set enabled=0 for the epel-modular repo (pull request) (bodhi update in testing)
  • EPEL 8 Modular retirement announced to happen on Halloween
  • Proposed documentation changes regarding EPEL 8 Modular retirement.
  • Fixed two CVEs in luajit for epel7
  • Fixed three CVEs in git-lfs for epel7

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: work on implementing the “rules”, “new rule” and “rule edit” pages
  • Backend: HTTPX and GSSAPI investigation ongoing (interfacing with FASJSON)
  • Generally unbreak CI and tests (ongoing)