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Releasing Packages

Release

rocky-release packages

It is expected with Special Interest Groups that are delivering packages to have associated release packages that provide:

  • Repo file(s) for dnf
  • GPG key assosciated with the signing of your packages

During the initial request process, a GPG key is assigned to you in the build system to be used to sign your packages. A release package must be requested to be built and submitted to the extras repository. A request can be opened at git.rockylinux.org/rocky/rocky-linux or git.resf.org/sig-core/meta

Key/Package Restrictions

The Special Interest Group cannot submit a key nor can they have access to the private key. At this time, a SIG cannot submit their own release package.

When you are opening the request, use the following template:

  • Title: [SIG] NAME_OF_SIG - Release Package Request
  • How many repositories - By default a "common" repository is assigned.

  • Do you plan on having multiple versions of some software? (example: ceph, glusterfs)

  • Do you plan on having a separate modularity repository?

  • What major releases? (eg, are you only building for 9?)

  • Other comments you feel will be necessary for Release Engineering to be aware of

Releasing Packages for your SIG

TBD

Directory Format for Repositories (Informational)

This is more informational more than anything, but it is important for a SIG to know where their exported repositories will live.

Repositories will be formatted as such:

/pub/sig/MAJOR/NAME/ARCH/PKG_OR_REPO

This basically means that the sig directory will live along side the main distribution directories, potentially at the root a mirror. At /pub/rocky you'll see each supported major version. At /pub/sig you'll also see major versions, with a different structure. Let's break it down.

  • NAME can be the name of the SIG or the abbreviation code (eg, cloud, kernel, mcs)
  • MAJOR is the major version that's being targetted (8, 9, so on)
  • ARCH is for the architecture
  • PKG_OR_REPO could be for the specific set of packages of just any repository. (For example, you could have a "common" directory alongside the others)

Let's say for the sake of the example we need some repositories for mcs and we build for x86_64 and aarch64. It could look like this. This assumes the messaging and communication SIG has not only an ejabberd repository, but also a "common" repository that is perhaps shared with ejabberd and potentially another set of packages in the future.

.
├── rocky
│   ├── 8
│   └── 9
└── sig
    ├── 8
    │   └── mcs
    │       ├── aarch64
    │       │   ├── ejabberd
    │       │   │   ├── Packages
    │       │   │   └── repodata
    │       │   └── mcs-common
    │       │       ├── Packages
    │       │       └── repodata
    │       └── x86_64
    │           ├── ejabberd
    │           │   ├── Packages
    │           │   └── repodata
    │           └── mcs-common
    │               ├── Packages
    │               └── repodata
    └── 9
        └── mcs
            ├── aarch64
            │   ├── ejabberd
            │   │   ├── Packages
            │   │   └── repodata
            │   └── mcs-common
            │       ├── Packages
            │       └── repodata
            └── x86_64
                ├── ejabberd
                │   ├── Packages
                │   └── repodata
                └── mcs-common
                    ├── Packages
                    └── repodata

Mirror List Queries (Informational)

Queries to a mirror list for SIG repositories will be like the standard calls, but repo names will have a format of sig-NAME-MAJOR. NAME can be a simple SIG name or abbreviate or a combination, for example, sig-mcs-common or sig-cloud.

Resources

URL: https://accounts.rockylinux.org

Purpose: Account Services maintains the accounts for almost all components of the Rocky ecosystem

Technology: Noggin used by Fedora Infrastructure

Contact: ~Infrastructure in Mattermost and #rockylinux-infra in Libera IRC

URL: https://git.resf.org

Purpose: General projects, code, and so on for the Rocky Enterprise Software Foundation.

Technology: Gitea

Contact: ~Infrastructure, ~Development in Mattermost and #rockylinux-infra, #rockylinux-devel in Libera IRC

URL: https://git.rockylinux.org

Purpose: Packages and light code for the Rocky Linux distribution

Technology: GitLab

Contact: ~Infrastructure, ~Development in Mattermost and #rockylinux-infra, #rockylinux-devel in Libera IRC

URL: https://mirrors.rockylinux.org

Purpose: Users can apply to be a mirror to host Rocky content (SIG or the base operating system)

Technology: MirrorManager 2

Contact: ~Infrastructure in Mattermost and #rockylinux-infra in Libera IRC

URL: https://lists.resf.org

Purpose: Users can subscribe and interact with various mail lists for the Rocky ecosystem

Technology: Mailman 3 + Hyper Kitty

Contact: ~Infrastructure in Mattermost and #rockylinux-infra in Libera IRC


Last update: 2022-09-22