Author Archives: Jim Perrin

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You may have seen the emails from Aoife about the work the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team is doing around authentication tooling, and what that might mean for CentOS. Here’s a brief explainer for what’s happening. The authentication software we use for SIGs (FAS or Fedora Account System) and a few other bits around the […]

I've been asked a few times about running virtual machines on the ARMv8 AArch64 platform, so it may be time to document the procedure. There are a few packages you'll need to make this happen, so lets install them first. The AAVMF package is the one noticeable difference between AArch64 and x86_64. It contains the […]

The CentOS Project is heading to Red Hat Summit, but we need your help! Since this event is kind of a big deal, we need to make sure our booth is appropriately dressed for the occasion. The theme for the community space around summit draws it's inspiration from some popular NASA JPL posters, and we'd […]

With the release of 7.2, we've seen a rise in bugs filed for container build failures in docker. Not to worry, we have an explanation for what's going on, and the solution for how to fix it. The Problem: You fire off a docker build, and instead of a shiny new container, you end up […]

About a week after announcing the CentOS 7 alpha build for AArch64 hardware, I got an email from the fine folks at AMD asking for my address. Three days later, a pair of AMD's Seattle AArch64 development boards showed up at my front door.  Hardware really is the best sort of gift, especially when you're […]

Initially I meant for this to be a much more in-depth blog post about running GlusterFS on AArch64 hardware, but honestly it's been ridiculously easyto get running. There isn't much to say about running it that isn't already covered in the GlusterFS quickstart guide. Even building GlusterFS on AArch64 was a snap; I simply pulled […]

The journey for rebuilding the latest release of CentOS Linux 7 on AArch64 hardware has certainly been an interesting one. After a few bug reports, a couple minor patches, and several iterations through the build system, we finally have a release for community testing and consumption, which we'll have available for install early next week. There […]

As I'd mentioned previously, the fine folks of Applied Micro were kind enough to give us an X-C1 development box to see if it was feasible to build and run CentOS Linux 7. My first attempt through, I realized I hadn't been taking decent notes, so I scrapped most of the package work and started […]

ARMv7 With the growing list of easily accessible ARM hardware like the RaspBerry Pi 2 and the ODROID-C1, several community efforts have sprouted, working out the details for getting CentOS-7 built and available for the new boards. One of our UK based community members has made the most progress so far, posting his build process […]

The FreeIPA community is looking for your help and feedback! The FreeIPA development team is excited to share with you a new version of the FreeIPA server 4.1.2 running in a container on top of CentOS. It is the first time a FreeIPA upstream release is available in the CentOS docker index. It is a […]