Infrastructure Yum Repo SOP
In some cases RPM’s in Fedora need to be rebuilt for the Infrastructure team to suit our needs. This repo is provided to the public (except for the RHEL RPMs). Rebuilds go into this repo which are stored on the netapp and shared via the proxy servers after being built on koji.
For basic instructions, read the standard documentation on Fedora wiki:
This document will only outline the differences between the "normal" repos and the infra repos.
Fedora Infrastructure Team
koji batcave01 / Proxy Servers
Provides infrastructure repo for custom Fedora Infrastructure rebuilds
Building an RPM for Infrastructure is significantly easier then building
an RPM for Fedora. Basically get your SRPM ready, then submit it to koji
for building to the
$repo-infra target. (e.g.
rpmbuild --define "dist .el7.infra" -bs test.spec koji build epel7-infra test-1.0-1.el7.infra.src.rpm
Remember to build it for every dist / arch you need to deploy it on.
After it has been built, you will see it’s tagged as
$repo-infra-candidate, this means that it is a candidate for being
signed. The automatic signing system will pick it up and sign the
package for you without any further intervention. You can track when
this is done by checking the build info: when it is moved from
$repo-infra-stg, it has been signed. You can
check this on the web interface (look under "Tags"), or via:
koji buildinfo test-1.0-1.el7.infra
After the build has been tagged into the
tag2distrepo will automatically create a distrepo task, which will
update the repository so that the package is available on staging hosts.
After this time, you can yum clean all and then install the packages via
yum install or yum update.
If you already have a real build and want to use it in the
infrastructure before it has landed in stable, you can tag it into the
infra-candidate tag. For example, if you have an epel7 build
of test2-1.0-1.el7.infra, run:
koji tag epel7-infra-candidate test2-1.0-1.el7.infra
And then the same autosigning and repogen from the previous section applies.
After getting autosigned, builds will land in the respective infra-stg
tag, for example
epel7-infra-stg. These tags go into repos that are
enabled on staging machines, but not on production. If you decide, after
testing, that the build is good enough for production, you can promote
it by running:
koji move epel7-infra-stg epel7-infra test2-1.0-1.el7.infra
If you try to build a package into the infra tags, and koji says
BuildError: package test not in list for tag
epel7-infra-candidate. That means that the package has not been added to
the list for building in that particular tag. Either add the package to
the respective Fedora/EPEL branches (this is the preferred method, since
we should always aim to get everything packaged for Fedora/EPEL), or add
the package to the listing for the respective tag.
To add package to infra tag, run:
koji add-pkg $tag $package --owner=$user