Author: Fabian Arrotin


Speeding-up Yum for CentOS EC2 instances

Wednesday, 5, February 2020 Fabian Arrotin distro 3 Comments

Tomorrow, I intend to push a change to nodes that will have a (good) impact to CentOS EC2 instances running from AWS network. Thanks to AWS, sponsoring the required backend infra for this to happen, our mirrorlist nodes will redirect yum/dnf operations internally in the EC2/AWS network. What does that mean for you ? […]

CentOS 8.0.1905 build status

Thursday, 9, May 2019 Fabian Arrotin announcement, builds, distro 6 Comments

Hi, As everybody is probably aware now, RHEL 8.0 was released earlier this week . Instead of publishing multiple blog posts here and then point to updated content, we decided this time to have a dedicated wiki page that can be used to track our current status : So now you can look at […]

Welcoming Packet as new sponsor for infra

Saturday, 30, March 2019 Fabian Arrotin distro, Infra, mirrors, Sponsors, Uncategorized 1 Comment

It's not a secret that the CentOS project has always been running on sponsored infra since the beginning of the journey. While over the years we sometimes lost some "sponsors", we are always happy to see new ones joigning us .┬áThat's especially true for the infra used to "seed" the CentOS distro and SIGs content […]

SecureBoot : rolling out new shim pkgs for CentOS 7.5.1804 in CR repository – asking for testers/feedback

Thursday, 30, August 2018 Fabian Arrotin Uncategorized No Comments

When we consolidated all CentOS Distro builders in a new centralized setup, covering all arches (so basically x86_64, i386, ppc64le, ppc64, aarch64 and armhfp those days), we wanted also to add redundancy where it was possible to. The interesting "SecureBoot" corner case came on the table and we had to find a different way to […] is dead .. long life to !

Monday, 9, April 2018 Fabian Arrotin Uncategorized No Comments

When we initially launched, the idea was just to have a single blog instance that CentOS Dev and QA team members could use to give feedback and also report status update about the rebuild and testing of CentOS 7 : that was an easy entry point for people wanting to know how far we […]

[infra] scheduled major outage for several services

Wednesday, 8, March 2017 Fabian Arrotin Uncategorized No Comments

As announced, and confirmed on the centos-devel list, next week we'll have a major outage impacting several services that are hosted in the same DC : due to some reorganization at the DC/Cage level, we'll have to shutdown/move/reconfigure a big part of our hosted infra for the following services : (Koji) (auth backend, […]

Guess what’s coming ?

Monday, 7, July 2014 Fabian Arrotin Uncategorized 21 Comments

A small picture say sometimes more than a long sentence ...

CentOS 7 “nightly builds” and Live Media iso images

Monday, 16, June 2014 Fabian Arrotin Uncategorized 84 Comments

Update : there will be "nightly builds" happening every day, starting from today (the first one being scheduled to start at 8PM UTC). The whole process will be automated and would also start to reflect those new trees. That means that the url to enter for new network install, and yum repositories will need to […]

CentOS 7 (pre-release) tree available for testing

Saturday, 14, June 2014 Fabian Arrotin builds, Installation 37 Comments

Following our previous post, we are pleased to announced that the first (pre-release) CentOS 7rc tree is pushed. As a reminder, you can find it at the following location : If you want to use it, you need to use the boot.iso media (found under the images directory) , start a netinstall and point […]

CentOS 7 “Live” media spins

Wednesday, 28, May 2014 Fabian Arrotin builds, desktop, Installation 21 Comments

As we're all busy building/testing/rebuilding/QA'ing/etc ... the el7 rc tree, I thought it would be a good idea to also start looking at building the Live media spins (aka CentOS LiveCD/LiveDVD we had for version 5 and 6). The first thing was to rebuild the needed tools but that was easy to do (you can […]