CPE Weekly Update – Week 27 2023

Originally published at: CPE Weekly Update – Week 27 2023 – Fedora Community Blog

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.

We provide you both infographic and text version of the weekly report. If you just want to quickly look at what we did, just look at the infographic. If you are interested in more in depth details look below the infographic.

Week: 03th July – 07th July 2023

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.


Fedora Infra

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Storage policy for CentOS stream infra
  • Gitlab runner for rhel-dev-toolbox
  • Banner on https://koji.mbox.centos.org (deprecation warning)
  • S3 bucket policy change for Stream CoreOS
  • Decommission old c7-based jenkins setup for QA (replaced by https://testing.stream.centos.org)
  • New sponsored node (.nl) init
  • Investigating CI infra issue with Duffy app (still ongoing)

Release Engineering

  • Retire old EPEL unpushed updates.
  • Try and handle linux-firmware iwl subpackage renaming.


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 (OL).

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 and more.


  • Community interactions related to RHEL source export change
  • Measuring potential impact of EPEL maintainers reducing participation

Community Design

Goal of this initiative

CPE has few members that are working as part of Community Design Team. This team is working on anything related to design in Fedora Community.


  • Tickets available to help out with Flock assets on GitLab.
  • Finished work on F38 release party videos.
  • Fedora Badges Front End UI discussion post.

DNF mirrors-countme improvement

Goal of this initiative

This initiative is working on enhancing current DNF mirrors-countme script, which is used to provide statistics about number of Fedora installations on machines. This script has few bottlenecks that will be addressed as part of this intiative.
ARC investigation


  • Project is close to complete: Unique IP statistics feature PR is being reviewed, after which the accumulated changes can be released and packaged.

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