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

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 15:44:00 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019, 11:40 AM Daniel Alley <dalley at redhat.com> wrote:

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

This sounds good to me. I hope we are still developing and testing on
Fedora for Pulp 3, though?
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