I'm glad to announce that the native s390x builders are now available in
Fedora Copr production.
Seems everything works, so we also added the 'epel-8-s390x' and
Note that the builders are hosted in IBM Cloud, Tokyo, so the connectivity
between builder and the rest of the Copr stack (North Virginia) might be a
bit slower (or behave differently). Ditto for RPM repositories that are
not mirrored. Overall, this is an early attempt so please be patient and
report issues: https://pagure.io/copr/copr/issues
On Monday, January 17, 2022 2:18:04 PM CET Pavel Raiskup wrote:
Red Hat subscribed builders (for EPEL 8) have been deployed to production.
So any EPEL 8 build in Fedora Copr is now done against RHEL 8 + EPEL 8. As
always, please report back any issues.
There's though some problem related to the s390x native builders. Please
stay tuned on that part... For now, s390x stays emulated (and as I noticed
later after the announcement, we haven't enabled the epel-8-s390x chroot,
yet - so there's no regression at least). I hope these issues will be
resolved by the end of the week.
On Monday, January 10, 2022 11:22:03 AM CET Pavel Raiskup wrote:
> Hello maintainers.
> Currently, we build all EPEL variants against CentOS "base" in Fedora
> Copr, i.e. epel-* configs means CentOS+EPEL. By the end of January 2022
> CentOS 8 mirrors will start disappearing, pushing us to change the configs
> to avoid build failures.
> We would like to start the migration to the RHEL base as soon as possible,
> so we are at least a bit "ahead" the change. So we can start resolving
> the issues.
> There doesn't seem to be a real blocker, or known issue.
> - We got enough subscriptions from Red Hat for Fedora Copr purposes to
> start building against official RHEL channels.
> - The Mock + configs is stuck in Bodhi for now, but it doesn't block
> Copr to apply for the change earlier. This is mostly about community
> decision that 'fedpkg mockbuild' is not aligned, yet, not that Mock is
> - The remaining problem seemed to be the s390x architecture, as the
> emulation being _currently_ done wouldn't work with Red Hat
> subscriptions, see details in  discussion. But thanks to IBM
> sponsoring us IBM Cloud access we should be OK to deploy the s390x
> arch support in Fedora Copr at the same time with the EPEL change
> (this will go in a separate announcement).
> **So the plan is to move to RHEL + EPEL next Monday, 2022-01-17.** If
> everything works well at least.
> Side note from me... Note that EPEL 9 in Fedora Copr is still CentOS
> Stream 9 + EPEL 9 ATM. This will change to "RHEL 9 + EPEL 9" once RHEL 9
> is generally available (subscribed content). Might seem as a
> complication for users, but it's actually not - it is good thing we can
> start working on EPEL 9 now. So I want to congratulate to EPEL community
> here, the fact we have stream in place allows us to bring EPEL 9 up before
> actually RHEL is available. That's an awesome step (jump) forward
> compared to previous releases!