ATTENTION: ansible repo moving soon
by Kevin Fenzi
I'd like to let everyone know who uses it, that we are going to be
moving our ansible repo over to https://pagure.io/fedora-infra/ansible
(note the lower case fedora-infra there, we are going to move the
existing Fedora-Infra one and make sure there's a redirect from it).
This move will take place possibly this weekend if all testing
goes well. If not, we will be looking to do it next week on tuesday.
We will provide a heads up in this thread before the outage.
Now, some Q&A, since those are fun:
Question: How long is the outage going to be?
Answer: We don't have an exact number, but I think it should be pretty
short. An hour or two at most.
Question: what do I need to do to keep pushing my changes after this?
Answer: You will need to clone the git repo from
https://pagure.io/fedora-infra/ansible.git You should do this on your
day to day work machine (not batcave01).
Question: I used to push my changes in, but now it's denying me.
Answer: let us know in an infra ticket if you or others who need to
commit/merge PRs are unable to do so.
Question: why are you doing this?
Answer: we want PRs! This gives us:
* A easy way to review changes without sending patches to the list.
* A way to make sure changes in freeze are acked and pushed.
* Contributions from outside folks that just want to make specific
* ability to add CI/CD to changes and catch syntax errors early.
* More visibility as people can more easily 'see' the repo.
Question: why pagure? Why not gitlab? Or github? Or fossil?
Answer: we already have our tickets on pagure, so it makes sense to have
the ansible repo there too so we can refer to PR's/tickets easily, etc.
Someday we may move somewhere else, but today... is not that day.
Question: What happens if pagure wins the lotto and decides to quit
the source forge business? (Or is down for a long time, etc)
Answer: we are mirroring the ansible repo to batcave01. We have a
listener listening for fedora-messaging messages about commits or merges
and when they happen on pagure, our batcave01 repo updates right after.
So, the window is low for us missing changes, and we have a copy of the
repo there if we need to make changes when pagure is down.
Question: Why not put this in the same exact project as
fedora-infrastructure tickets are?
Answer: We already have a repo there, so it would mean pushing all the
commits over that. Also, we don't want to grant lots of people commit
there as that also allows them to see private tickets (which are usually
security or other sensitive issues), so a seperate repo seemed like an
easier thing to do.
Question: can I checkout on batcave01 and push my changes there like I
Answer: No. We don't want people forwarding their ssh agent into our
infra, so people push commits from your home machine.
Question: Do I still need to run ansible-playbook/rbac-playbook on
Answer: yes, batcave01 has the ansible ssh key in it's agent to allow it
to access all the machines, so you must continue to run that there.
If you have any other questions, ask away.
We hope this will help and make the team and community more productive,
happier, better looking and wise. All kudos to Pingou who has been
working on this and all flames my way. :)
2 years, 10 months
by Pierre-Yves Chibon
Good Morning Everyone,
I have a few items in my backlog that I'd like to discuss priorities with you,
so here is the unsorted list, let me know how you would sort it :)
* Finish bringing bugzilla overrides to dist-git
- Deploy pagure 5.9.x to src.fp.o
- Migrate the data from the scm-requests repo to dist-git
- Adjust the README of the scm-requests repo
- Close off the scm-requests repo to pull-requests
- Announce & profit/watch the world burn
Blocked by the current freeze, unless a FBR is acceptable to upgrade pagure
to 5.9.x (knowing that 5.9.x does not bring any DB changes).
* Reworkd the packager sync from FAS to bugzilla
Currently, there is a cron job that adds bugzilla privileges to people that
are added to the packager group. That cron relies on a DB in FAS that tracks
people being added or removed from this group. This isn't quite the 2020 way
of doing things and this will not be portable to noggin (the next gen FAS).
Python-bugzilla also recently (it's merged but not released) gained support
for groups, so we can finally do something like: ask FAS for all the packagers
and their email, list all the people in the corresponding group in bugzilla,
do a diff and add/remove accordingly.
* Finish retiring in bugzilla packages that are retired in Fedora (ie: close
these components to new bugs in bugzilla).
This was blocked on a change in bugzilla which has been deployed in the last
release. So we should be able to proceed and adjust our bugzilla<->dist-git
sync script to do this.
* Mirror the ansible git repo on pagure.io
I'd like to set up a mirror on pagure.io that would pull from batcave01. It
would mean that PR can't really be merged in this mirror (unless we're fast
enough to pull from the mirror and push to the main repo right after the merge,
but there is a risk of a race-condition where the commit(s) just merged are
overridden by a push to the main repo).
It would expose a more up to date ansible repo to the public and we should be
able to wget the patch of the PRs, git am to apply them and git push to the
* Migrate stg.pagure.io and src.stg.fedoraproject.org to RHEL8.
While we're in freeze, I figure this is a good time to do this. We could do
pagure.io post-freeze and wait to do src.fp.o when it gets reinstalled in the
So here you go, let me know what you think :)
2 years, 10 months
Meeting Agenda Item: Introduction Keerthi Chinthaguntla (Keerthi)
Hope youre doing well, My name is Keerthi, I am currently working as a Systems Tech, I am located in the US (CST). As part of my job I primarliy work with windows (both servers and desktops), I started learning Linux couple of years ago and now I use Linux (Fedora) as my daily driver.
What skills you have to offer and which you would like to learn :
I am familier with Python, HTML, CSS, Ansible, Linux administration, Basic knowledge on MariaDB, MySQL DB, and Containers, familier with AWS (Learning and preparing for certs), currently I hold AWS Could Practioner Cert. These are not something that I use everyday at my work but something I picked up and started learning on my down time, I've joined RedHat's #EnableSysadmin community, started wirting articles on various sysadmin topics.
I would like to lean more about the Fedora-Infrastructure team, get familier with tha workflow and pickup easyfixes and build upon as i go.
IRC handle : iamkc
Looking forward to Learn, contribute and share,
Thanks for your time,
2 years, 10 months
Introduction Jens Maucher 'jmaucher'
by Jens Maucher
my name is Jens and i'm from Germany. I am 47y old/young and I'm
working as an Bachelor Professional of Electrical Technology and
Management. In my sparetime i am currently learning for the LPIC
certification, why? Well... i'm working with Linux since 2000, beginning
with SuSE 6.4 and debian. Since 2009 i'm using Fedora.
I have a lot of fun with Linux, learning every day new things. So i
decided to take a exam for myself, not for my company.
On IRC in freenode i am now 15 years. Generally i want to learn more
about basic system-administration to get more experience to pass my
exam, and i would be happy to get the chance to to that :)
2 years, 10 months