CPE Weekly Update – Week of April 11th – 15th

Originally published at: CPE Weekly Update – Week of April 11th – 15th – 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 (https://libera.chat/).

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-30-03-2022.pdf

Updates

Fedora Infra

  • Fedorashell01 vm migration still in progress
  • More work on notifs-backend01.stg (py3 upstream)
  • Reinstalled bodhi-backend01.stg as f35
  • Normal ticket flow/requests/etc

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • https://gitlab.com/CentOS namespace linked to FAS/ACO. Onboarded SIGs:
    • Automotive (https://gitlab.com/CentOS/automotive)
    • Kmods (https://gitlab.com/CentOS/kmods)
  • New AutoSD group created with specific permissions on koji build environment
  • Building from gitlab.com is a thing !
  • Working on Duffy initiative to test deployment (ansible-role)
  • BAU (new tags/mirrors management,etc)

Release Engineering

  • F36 is NOgo this week(https://pagure.io/fedora-infra/toddlers/pull-request/93)
  • Business as usual

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.

Updates

  • Working on functional suite and CI tests https://github.com/AdamSaleh/sig-core-t_functional/runs/6007205183?check_suite_focus=true
  • Reviewing SIG guide proposal on lookaside cache layout
  • Closing out RHEL9 blockers and outstanding issues
  • Sync2gitlab pushed a package to the test namespace. Changes being planned/implemented before deployment.
  • Deployed new version of CVE checker, more changes incoming.

CentOS Duffy CI

Goal of this Initiative

Duffy is a system within CentOS CI Infra which allows tenants to provision and access bare metal resources of multiple architectures for the purposes of CI testing.
We need to add the ability to checkout VMs in CentOS CI in Duffy. We have OpenNebula hypervisor available, and have started developing playbooks which can be used to create VMs using the OpenNebula API, but due to the current state of how Duffy is deployed, we are blocked with new dev work to add the VM checkout functionality.

Updates

  • Develop and test Ansible role for CentOS Infra (ongoing)
  • Document how the new service works and is configured (ongoing)

Bodhi

Goal of this Initiative

This initiative is to separate Bodhi into multiple sub packages, fix integration and unit tests in CI, fix dependency management and automate part of the release process.
Read ARC team findings in detail at: https://fedora-arc.readthedocs.io/en/latest/bodhi/index.html

Updates

  • Dependency management is done
  • Retrospective is done
  • Waiting for the appropriate time to release 6.0

EPEL

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.

Updates

  • EPEL9 up to 2278 source packages (increase of 31 from last week)
  • Joint decision by EPEL Steering Committee and Fedora Release Engineering to not create EPEL9 Modular repo at this time (can be revisited later with sufficient volunteers)
  • Added a dependency policy to allow recommends (but not requires) on RHEL add-on channels like HighAvailability
  • Rebuilt hwinfo epel7 package to be compatible with unannounced libx86emu soname bump (same as epel8 last week)

Package automation (Packit service)

Goal of this initiative

Automate RPM packaging of infra apps/packages

Updates

  • Planning and kickoff meeting on Tuesday
  • Had a call this week with the Packit team which went very well
    • Our org is already setup to be able to use packit
  • We will be focusing on Github first, pagure is unsupported for now but its on their backlog
  • Project tracking will be under fedora-infra on github
  • Comms will be in #fedora-apps

flask-oidc: oauth2client replacement

Goal of this initiative

Flask-oidc is a library used across the Fedora infrastructure and is the client for ipsilon for its Flask-oidc is a library used across the Fedora infrastructure and is the client for ipsilon for its authentication. flask-oidc uses oauth2client. This library which is now deprecated and no longer maintained. This will need to be replaced with authlib.

Updates

  • Planning meeting on Tuesday (recording)
  • Tracking board set up: https://github.com/fedora-infra/flask-oidc/projects/1
  • Working on bumping dependency authlib to 1.0.1

Kindest regards,
CPE Team