[Pulp-dev] Proposal to move Pulp 2 dev environment to CentOS

Daniel Alley dalley at redhat.com
Wed Jul 24 15:36:38 UTC 2019

Proposal:  The pulp/devel repository will install a CentOS 7 base box
instead of a Fedora 28 one


* CentOS / RHEL is what our users are using. Using a different platform can
result in different behavior in the development environment vs what users
see -- this happened to me recently and wasted a couple of hours on both
the Dev and QE sides
* Fedora 28 is EOL and no longer receiving updates
* Pulp 2 the custom dev installation script (pulp-dev.py) is broken on
Fedora 29+ and I deemed it probably not worth the time or effort to fix
* The RPM plugin is also broken on Fedora 29+ -- legacy "createrepo" was
obsoleted entirely and as far as I can tell you can't import some of the
libraries we are using from that package anymore
* There's little point in tracking fast-moving Fedora changes at this point
in Pulp 2's lifecycle anyways

I have a branch that already works on CentOS.  It's a few patches behind
but would take about 5 minutes to get cleaned up.

Any objections?
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