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

Daniel Alley dalley at redhat.com
Wed Jul 24 15:47:20 UTC 2019

Absolutely!  This applies to Pulp 2 only.

Our Pulp 3 development environment already gives you the option to pick
between different Fedora versions, CentOS, CentOS + FIPS, Debian, etc.

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM Neal Gompa <ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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