This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering)
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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

  • Tracked down a annoying s390x qemu bug in f35 qemu
  • Gitlab saml2 auth hooked up
  • Got bugzilla2fedmsg cert renewed.
  • Lots of misc small tickets

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

Release Engineering

  • Fedora 33 is EOL as of 30.11

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.


  • ELN compose tracker is deployed

OSCI – Distrobaker monitoring

Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is to improve the Distrobaker monitoring to monitor side-tags and module builds. Distrobaker is a service which rebuilds the CentOS 9 Stream Koji builds for RHEL 9 in Brew.


  • Just getting familiar with the codebase, starting to make minor changes and check outputs.

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.


  • API exposes database models (the gift that keeps on giving, almost done, any year now!)
  • Interfacing with OpenNebula to hand out virtual machines


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 Steering Committee voted to use plan C for the EPEL 9 rollout. This means we will finish up EPEL 9 and announce EPEL 9 and EPEL 9 Next simultaneously.

Kindest regards,
CPE Team