The pagure issue
was already approved so I will now do the builds and give them a 4 week
On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 11:47:43AM -0500, Dave Dykstra wrote:
> Thanks very much for your reply, Stephen.
> I have already done scratch builds for EPEL 6 & 7 so that's not a problem.
> The primary reason for upgrading to singularity-3 is that development
> has stopped on singularity-2 and users have been asking me to upgrade
> because they want some of the newer features. I will go ahead and
> create a pagure issue.
> On Wed, Apr 03, 2019 at 06:04:42AM -0400, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Apr 2019 at 18:29, David Dykstra <dwd(a)fnal.gov> wrote:
> > > singularity-3.1.1 was just released upstream, and I think it is at this
> > > point compatible enough with singularity-2 to upgrade it in EPEL6 and
> > > EPEL7. I have had singularity-3 releases in Fedora for over 3 months,
> > > but have been holding off on EPEL upgrades because it is a complete
> > > rewrite in another language (golang instead of C) and initially had some
> > > incompatibilities. There is no more development happening in
> > > singularity-2, although the startup company that supplies long term
> > > support for singularity-2 (Sylabs) has promised to release any security
> > > patches that it develops.
> > >
> > > Is there any objection, or any process that needs to be gone through, in
> > > order to do this type of major upgrade in EPEL?
> > I would start by doing scratch builds to see if there are versions of
> > go which will compile the code in EPEL-6 and EPEL-7. I am expecting
> > EPEL-6 might be too old and is only got a 18 months of life left so
> > keeping it at -2 and using the security updates will be the case.
> > EPEL-7 might be possible but not sure.
> > After that, the process for doing it in EPEL would be to email this
> > list with the reasons why an upgrade needs to be done, and then put in
> > a ticket https://pagure.io/epel/issues
that we will discuss at the
> > next meeting. EPSCO would then probably give approval and you would
> > then send one more email announcing it is happening and bob's your
> > uncle.