CPE Weekly Update - Week of February 28th - March 3rd

Originally published at: CPE Weekly Update - Week of February 28th - March 3rd – 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.


Fedora Infra

  • One new power9 online in iad2, second one needs hands on today.
  • Almost all bugzilla auth changes made, still need some changes to toddlers (ongoing)
  • Container builds broken again in an odd way (https://pagure.io/releng/issue/10658)
  • Discussion on fedoraplanet.org on infrastructure list, please chime in if you have thoughts about it.

CentOS Infra including CentOS CI

  • Migration of Pagure to new CentOS CI in progress
  • Openssl3 late change in EL9 impacting SIGs and gpg keys

Release Engineering

  • Work on SCM request automation in progress – PR
  • Container builds failing on armhfp
  • Bussiness 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.


  • Investigating compose QA improvements both in the t-functional suite and changes we may want to implement later in the project.
  • Developing sync2gitlab service for 8, 9 workflow alignment
  • Business as usual activities around CentOS Linux 7
  • Work continuing on content resolvers maintainer pages also

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.


  • Demo/Status call
  • Deployment to staging (ongoing)
  • Documentation (ongoing)
  • Expiring sessions (ongoing)

Image builder for Fedora IoT

Goal of this Initiative

Integration of Image builder as a service with Fedora infra to allow Fedora IoT migrate their pipeline to Fedora infra.


  • No updates


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


  • No updates


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.


  • EPEL9 up to 2059 source packages (increase of 71 from last week)
  • EPEL9 buildroot has switched to a snapshot of the CentOS Stream 9 mirror, to avoid building against any 9.1 changes prior to the RHEL 9.0 GA
  • EPEL Office Hours were yestarday at 1700 UTC
  • epel-release (and epel-next-release) now available in CentOS Stream 9 Extras repo

Kindest regards,
CPE Team

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