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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 […]

hi, There has been reasonable interest in the i686 builds for CentOS-7. And we also need some i686 components for the x86_64 multilib payload. As a step-1 of the process, we are going to try and workout how much of the published sources built on i686, bootstraping the builds from Fedora-19/i686 and then rebuilding onto […]

hi, We've now got a public mailing list up at ; all build reports for the CentOS-7 src to binary builds will be posted there, including the fail and success reports. All fail reports will come with log file snippets as well as mock configs and the environ they were attempted in. The list is readonly, […]

This is what our to-build queues look like at the moment, note that they are by arch of the required resulting rpms ( so srpms that produce multi arch binaries will be listed twice ). noarch/apache-commons-net-3.2-7.el7.src.rpm noarch/args4j-2.0.16-11.el7.src.rpm noarch/boost-1.53.0-14.el7.src.rpm noarch/byteman-2.0.4-3.el7.src.rpm noarch/cdi-api-1.0-9.SP4.el7.src.rpm noarch/fftw-3.3.3-6.el7.src.rpm noarch/fprintd-0.5.0-1.el7.src.rpm noarch/gimp-help-2.8.0-7.el7.src.rpm noarch/gstreamer-plugins-base-0.10.36-4.el7.src.rpm noarch/istack-commons-2.17-2.el7.src.rpm noarch/jansi-1.9-5.el7.src.rpm noarch/jarjar-1.4-3.el7.src.rpm noarch/javassist-3.16.1-8.el7.src.rpm noarch/jboss-ejb-3.1-api-1.0.2-7.el7.src.rpm noarch/jboss-interceptors-1.1-api-1.0.2-0.6.20120319git49a904.el7.src.rpm noarch/jboss-jaxrpc-1.1-api-1.0.1-4.el7.src.rpm noarch/jboss-servlet-3.0-api-1.0.1-6.el7.src.rpm noarch/jboss-transaction-1.1-api-1.0.1-5.el7.src.rpm noarch/jing-trang-20091111-12.el7.src.rpm noarch/json-c-0.11-1.el7.src.rpm […]

A fallout of how we are setup, where we are setup and what constraints we worked under : only a very small number of people have been able to request builds, look at output, make changes to the build environment and the process around it. One of the big goals for the CentOS Linux 7beta […]

One of the big challenges we had while building CentOS-6 was to do with scaling the builds. While resources existed, I was unable to get more than 3 ( and in some cases, like perl  modules that build with -j1, upto 5 ) concurrent builds. I've been quite keen to solve that problem and a […]

RHEL7b1 is composed of 2520 srpms; Of these, some are arch specific to arch's we are not building (yet). The x86_64 distro is made up of 8,520 binary rpms. Of these, 2,863 are noarch rpms and 1,919 are 32bit multilib. Leaving us with 3,738 x86_64 rpms that need to be built. Lets assume that building a clear […]

One thing that everyone is going to want to know about, or not, is the state of the CentOS-7 beta build. Yes, we are building it, slowly and making system changes as we need and adapting the buildsystems for the changes needed, but we are building it. I will try and do a short status […]