This is a weekly report from the CPE (Community Platform Engineering) Team.
If you have any questions or feedback, please respond to this report or
contact us on #redhat-cpe channel on libera.chat (https://libera.chat/).
Week: 1st - 5th August 2022
If you wish to read this in form of a blog post, check the post on Fedora
# 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: https://zlopez.fedorapeople.org/I&R-2022-08-03.pdf
Link to docs: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/infra/
### Fedora Infra
* Unblocked osbuild in production, should be working now. (Uses script to
keep api ip updated in the firewalls)
* Ocp4 cluster api uses valid cert not (for webhooks/external oc)
* Disabled systemd-oomd in some places (koji hubs in particular)
* Barcamp at nest on saturday: https://hackmd.io/MiWdaZXCRDi4LEO1jmyLDg
* Some sysadmin-main additions: Nils, Michal, Ryan
### CentOS Infra including CentOS CI
* Duffy CI is now live (so hotfixes are also coming, thanks to Nils)
* Preparing CBS/koji upgrade to 1.29 (would unblock other RFEs on tracker)
### Release Engineering
* FTBFS bugs filed on failing to build packages
* Containers: rawhide fixed/updating, updated f35/f36
## 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.
* Meetings about and started code, to move module source from git.centos to
* New ISOs for CentOS Linux 7 for installation that fixes libtimezonemap
(and other) issues.
* Rewrote the errata announcement scripts for CentOS Linux 7 to use new
endpoints after the decommissioning of the API search/rs/ on
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
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
* EPEL9 is up to 7127 (+141) packages from 3180 (+97) source packages
* Prepared EPEL survey, it will be promoted on FedoraNest
* Provided a fix to nagios-plugins-check-updates to improve distro
## FMN replacement
Goal of this initiative
FMN (Fedora-Messaging-Notification) is a web application allowing users to
create filters on messages sent to (currently) fedmsg and forward these as
notifications on to email or IRC.
The goal of the initiative is mainly to add fedora-messaging schemas,
create a new UI for a better user experience and create a new service to
triage incoming messages to reduce the current message delivery lag
problem. Community will profit from speedier notifications based on own
preferences (IRC, Matrix, Email), unified fedora project to one message
service and human-readable results in Datagrepper.
Also, CPE tech debt will be significantly reduced by dropping the
maintenance of fedmsg altogether.
* Frontend auth being developed
* Access token and refresh token
* Making pages require auth, if user is not authenticated, redirect to
* Backend auth still being developed (tests)
* Mockups for UI - bootstrap/HTML/CSS
* Agile ceremonies being planned
I'm happy to announce that We have approved several folks into the
nphilipp - Nils Philippsen
zlopez - Michal Konečný
ryanlerch - Ryan Lerch
This is the core group of trusted folks that high level access to most
everything in fedora infrastructure.
Nils is a long time contributor who has worked on a bunch of things,
including our ipa sudo/ssh permissions setup.
Michal has worked on many of our applications and is also serving to
help keep us on plan for planned work over the quarters.
Ryan has been around for a long time working on many things, including
our revamped status application, FMN, gitlab permissions and more.
They have both proved their dedication, trustworthiness, and ability.
Congrats to them all!
Use your powers for good! :)
I put in for a 1/2 day mini hackfest for infra and releng at nest.
My thought was to collect ideas for cool things we could work on or do,
vote on them before the event and do them in most popular order.
(bar camp style).
Please do chime in here or in the flock issue if you have ideas or would
rather do something else. :)