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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.
Link to planning board:


Fedora Infra

  • Got ELN resigned with f37/rawhide key and SOPs updated to do that at branching
  • Work on Infra SOPs ongoing
  • Adjusted vhost_reboot playbook to handle OCP4 master node vm’s correctly.
  • OCP4 clusters all upgraded to latest version.

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • koji/cbs builders reconfigured to use Proxy to reach
  • Extras repository for CentOS Stream 8 now live
  • Finishing ansible 2.9 => 2.12 conversion (role and collections)
  • Collab with Niels for Duffy ansible role (Pedro and Fabian)
  • Business as usual

Release Engineering

  • Fedora 36 Beta released
  • Fedora 36 FTI packages retired
  • Work on SCM request automation is near finish – PR

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.


  • First set of changes for CVE checker posted to gitlab.
  • ELN composes failing, troubleshooting the cause and updating our teams support docs (watcher duty)
  • Stream 9 presentations being worked on for Summit
  • Team planning for the goals and deliverables for the coming months (q2) scheduled for Tue

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.


  • Duffy 3.0.0a3 with even fewer missing dependencies!
  • Handover conversations
  • Testing & Documentation
  • Deployment playbooks and testing thereof
  • Script to migrate existing tenants

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.


  • Full stack deployed in staging across kojihub and all builders
  • Testing complete
  • Ansible changes made and ready for whenever it needs to be deployed to prod
  • Both image builder and fedora IoT teams have tested and seem happy
  • Working on some form of documentation + handover to infra this week


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:


  • Fedpkg compatibility for Bodhi >= 6.0
  • Updated links to the documentation to GitHub pages
  • Dependency management (finishing touches)
  • Exclude composes property when serializing the Release object
  • Next major release draws near (~ 2 weeks?)


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 up to 2214 source packages (increase of 27 from last week)
  • EPEL8 Playground has been retired (actually happened back in January)
  • Evaluation of EPEL9 Modular
  • Investigation of CVE’s in EPEL packages

Kindest regards,
CPE Team