#7777 EPEL-8 Project Outline
Opened 2 months ago by smooge. Modified a month ago

This is a project template to cover what is needed to get EPEL-8 ready from Fedora Infrastructure point of view. There may be additional tickets in other ticketing systems:
EPEL https://pagure.io/epel
Fedora Release Engineering https://pagure.io/releng/

General steps needed for building a new EPEL release are as follows:
Short term:

  • We (Fedora infra) will setup repository syncs like we have for rhel7.
    (but keeping all the upstream metadata)

  • We will deploy and get working a script that will take the appstream /
    modular repo and split it into per module repos.

  • We will figure out what modules are 'default' or buildroot only.

  • We will build a koji package with
    https://pagure.io/koji/pull-request/1411 applied (to handle merging
    external repos with module metadata).

  • We will build a createrepo_c package with
    https://github.com/rpm-software-management/createrepo_c/issues/131 (to
    handle merging modular repodata) and
    https://github.com/rpm-software-management/createrepo_c/pull/154 (to
    handle the --pkgsorigins call that the above koji patch uses.

  • Install new koji and createrepo_c in our staging env.

  • Setup all the koji tags and tagets we need for epel8 builds, including
    external repos of just baseos/crb and the default/buildroot only modules.

  • Do some initial building with this setup and see what blows up.

Once we are pretty sure everything is working, next steps would be:

  • Setup everything above in production.

  • Open epel8 for branching / add to bodhi / add to various other places.

  • Wait for mbs to handle this setup in order to support modular building
    in epel8.


  • We (Fedora infra) will setup repository syncs like we have for rhel7. (but keeping all the upstream metadata)

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