On Friday, May 6, 2022 2:59:30 AM (-04:00), Peter Boy wrote:
> Am 06.05.2022 um 06:02 schrieb mowest
> If this is simply a matter of moving our infrastructure from Pagure to Gitlab
Well, it is a matter of moving, but simply? You have to adjust a lot of details.
My apologies, I did not mean to infer that this would be an easy process. I still agree
with other comments that there are more important tasks to focus on at this time.
Fedora has decided to give up to host it’s repository and had
outsourced it to a commercial service provider, gitlab in this case. You will continue zu
use your FAS account to login to the gitlab hosted Fedora repos. The Fedora Account is
kind of „shadowed“ in gitlab.
I have never had a Gitlab account, so I decided to attempt to get connected to the Fedora
namespace / "instance" in Gitlab to see what has been moved over. I found the
sign-in / sign-up process as little cumbersome. By hitting the Gitlab Fedora Namespace, it
triggered an authentication asking for my Fedora Account by taking me to the FAS login
page. After doing so, it then kicked me back to Gitlab where it said that it sent an email
to verify my email address. I clicked on the link to authenticate my email address, and
then that link took me to a page claiming that my email had been verified, and asked me to
login with either my username which was in the Gitlab email verification email, or my
email address that I use for my Fedora Account. However, when I tried to login using
either of those and then use my Fedora Account Password, that failed. No where did it say
that I needed to create a password for the account, so I had to use the "Forgot my
password" password recovery function of Gitlab to create a password for the account.
- If they have tied our Fedora Accounts to the Gitlab Fedora Namespace, I would have
expected that every time I hit that Gitlab namespace, I would have to do the Fedora
- But it seems that they actually just use your Fedora Account to verify that you should
be able to see the Fedora Namespace, but you still have to create a Gitlab account for
logging into the Gitlab Fedora namespace, so they should have prompted me somewhere along
the line to create a separate password for the username they created for me after they
verified my Fedora Account.
That process was a bit confusing.
> Has the Fedora Docs team moved over to Gitlab? I believe that is
where I first saw the suggestion, to have a browser editor to make it easier for new
Yes, docs started to migrate.
Looked around, but I didn't see any of the actual documentation pages in Gitlab just
Antora toolset. I'm not sure how the Gitlab Fedora Namespace works, it is possible
that my user doesn't have permission to see the actual documentation pages that
Thanks, Peter, for your comments on Gitlab and how the Fedora infrastructure works. I
learned a lot of new things this morning.