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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.


Fedora Infra

  • Got koji issues sorted and things back on track
  • Worked with Fedora CoreOS folks on bringing up a ppc64le builder, which exposed a virt issue we have. Will be installing a power9 box with Fedora 35 to test if it fixes it.
  • Got more ocp4 workers added, upgraded clusters a few times without incident
  • First live prod app on ocp4 (blockerbugs)
  • Outage Friday caused by disk space issue on proxies. ;(
  • 2 10TB iscsi volumes setup on fedora iad2 netapp for CentOS folks.
  • Fedimg is broken apparently, caused ci issues. Still need to find a fix to it. ( )

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Still storage/hardware issues to work on
  • Dell server for iscsi/netapp usage
  • CentOS backup server
  • should be live/announced (content for CentOS Stream 8 and 9 and SIGs packages)
  • Bussiness as usual

Release Engineering

  • Branching of F36
  • Rawhide nightlies are enabled again
  • F37 builds are being signed with F37 key
  • We have a Fedora 36 branched compose done already
  • Started work on automation of scm requests

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.


  • February planning done
    • Adding centpkg to EPEL
    • Continuing aligning c8s + c9s workflows with an optimum delivery date now agreed
    • Content Resolver upgrades continuing with maintainer page being added

CentOS Duffy CI

Goal of this Initiative

Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra which allows tenants to provision and
access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for the purposes of
CI testing.
We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We have
OpenNebula hypervisor available, and have started developing playbooks which
can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but due to the current state
of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with new dev work to add the
VM checkout functionality.


  • Legacy API meta client merged
  • Provisioning/Deprovisioning implemented (in review)
  • Outstanding: integration tests & loose ends

Image builder for Fedora IoT

Goal of this Initiative

Integration of Image builder as a service with Fedora infra to allow Fedora IoT migrate their pipeline to Fedora infra.


  • local dev environment successfully deployed
  • koji in containers, mocked oidc auth, builder in containers, and osbuild-compose running as a service
  • We can run a full koji build using the image-builder plugins to make a successful compose


Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is to separate Bodhi into multiple sub packages, fix integration and unit tests in CI, fix dependency management and automate part of the release process.
Read ARC team findings in detail at:


  • Move Bodhi from python-openid to OIDC (ongoing)
  • Automate staging process for RPM building in Koji (ongoing)
  • Dependency management via Poetry and dependabot (ongoing)


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