#5 Missing SRPMs and debuginfo for 8.1
Closed 2 months ago by rbowen. Opened 5 months ago by merlinthp.

This is a follow-up to the centos-devel mailing list discussion starting at https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2020-April/036764.html and continued at https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2020-May/036873.html

Looking at vault.centos.org, there have been no CentOS 8.1 SRPMs pushed since the http-parser update on March 5th. Likewise, there've been no debuginfo RPMs pushed to debuginfo.centos.org since the same update. Since that time, there have been, by my quick count, 17 updates pushed to the 8.1 BaseOS repo (centos-release, icu, sudo, zsh, kernel, augeas, binutils, coreutils, firewalld, kexec-tools, kmod-kvdo, net-snmp, nftables, openssl, rpm, systemd, and sssd). I've not looked closely at the AppStream or PowerTools repos, but they also appear to have had updates.

This has been flagged up to the centos-devel list, and a small mail thread (linked above) resulted. While several core CentOS team members (Fabian, Johnny) replied to the thread, they only responded in the context of users being able to regenerate the SRPMs themselves from git.centos.org.

Could the board please ensure that either the missing updates are pushed to vault and debuginfo, or an explanation is given for the delay, and an indication of when issues preventing it happening are likely to be resolved.

I think everyone appreciates that the CentOS team is small and has a lot of work to do, but the lack of communication on this topic is frustrating.


Can we have someone on the Red Hat team answer this please ?

I've requested Paul W. Frields and Leigh Griffin from the Red Hat Engineering team to provide an update here,

I'm actually going to take this one, since this one is on me.

I first want to apologize for missing against the expectations here, both on shipping SRPMs/debuginfos and on communication around this issue.

One of our goals starting with 8 is figuring out where we can have individuals in the team touch fewer things, rely on more automation, and use familiar tools to build and compose the distribution.

Since we don't deliver CentOS Linux as a single unit (yum repos + isos go to the mirrors, SRPMS + debugs go to vault/debuginfo), we needed a little bit of glue to make that happen. The glue that I wrote for this turned out to be insufficient.

The intent, moving forward is this: SRPMS and Debuginfos representing CentOS Linux 8.1.1911 will be available in their usual places before CentOS Linux 8.2.2004 goes GA, and from CentOS Linux 8.2.2004 forward, SRPMs/Debuginfos will go out to their proper places with every updates push.

Likewise SRPMS for CentOS Stream?

SRPMs and debuginfos are pushed for 8.1.1911

@bstinson Is this issue resolved, or is there still more to do here?

We've been regularly pushing SRPMs and debuginfos ever since. We should close this.

Metadata Update from @rbowen:
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

2 months ago

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