we are now in the infrastructure freeze leading up to the Fedora 18
Final release. This is a full freeze.
Anything in the full freeze box is frozen until 2013-01-08 (or
later if Final release further slips). This means there should be NO
changes to any hosts in there (including global ones) without
signoff of the change from at least 2 folks in sysadmin-main and/or
Dear Fedora Team,
Please find my personal details below:
Name: John Paul P. Doria
Time Zone / Country: UTC+8 Philippines
Basic Skills and Experiences: I have knowledge in UNIX System Administration as I had worked as a L2 System Administrator at one project being serviced by Hewlett-Packard - Philippines and we were focusing on these particular UNIX flavors: HP-UX, Red Hat, and AIX. I have been already using these systems since 2010 especially HP-UX and Red Hat, but I can say I am more comfortable on working with Red Hat (or Fedora since they are almost the same). Also, I am using a Fedora 17 OS on my personal laptop. The reasons are: I want to explore, I want to dig deeper and learn more about Red Hat or Fedora. Currently, I am working as a Release Engineer at Manulife Financial - Philippines. I just started there last November 5 of this year. We are using Solaris as the base OS and the application is IBM Rational ClearCase for our code deployment to different environments.
Why am I joining?
The reasons are simple. I want to learn all things about Linux System Administration and help other people working for this project by means of contributing something what I believe is good for this. I am not saying I know everything about Linux. No, I just want to share opinions or work with other's opinion to make their plans come true. This is a community and a community would not become a community if there is only one person and there are no people working together. I want to be a part of Fedora. I want to contribute even a small thing here which I believe will also make this operating system extraordinary.
What am I looking to do?
I have always loved the responsibilities of the UNIX System Administrator. I would love to be a part of the group that focuses on administration. I still want to explore and learn different things and help other aspiring administrators as well.
How much time you can contribute (usually hours per week)?
I can always give my 4 hours of the week to this and I will try to work more than that if I don't have priorities in my day job and personal life. :)
John Paul P. Doria
We have one remaining RHEL5 host - app07. It is being kept alive in order
to keep running the fedoracommunity/stats page. After talking with Luke
about it I went looking through the http logs for fedoracommunity on
app07. In the last year the number of connections hitting a url
mentioning 'statistics' page is 1994. In the last 3 months the number is
In the last 2 months the number is 0.
I think it is not helping up to keep this one oddball host around for
this. I'd like to suggest we decomm community/statistics and either
rebuild app07 as rhel6 or just terminate it.
Is there any thing about doing this that we need to be concerned with? any
additional worries as to what's on app07 or what is using the
community/statistics page that I'm not thinking of?
threebean has added fedmsg hooks for pkgdb. I'm making a new release for
stg that includes this. However, fedmsg needs to have certs installed for
the app-host combination in order to sign the messages each service emits.
There's not currently a way to add certs to only stg, the same certs are
pushed to both stg and production.
I'd like to create the certs for pkgdb-app* and put them into the repo.
They will get installed onto both the stg and production servers. They
should just be additional certs and thus shouldn't touch the existing cert
files for other services. The certs will be unused on production as the
pkgdb there will not be updated until after freeze.
Could I get two +1's to go ahead with this?
I'd like to look at adding the script that arielb (and others before)
have been working on to mail us info weekly about modules we have in
This is: https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3293
It's a simple shell script and cron job that would mail once a week to
Currently, I am thinking we just have it report each module and a
diffstat from production, so we can see what things are in there and
what things have lots of changes. This will help remind us about things
in staging we need to move on over, etc.
Ticket 3469 (https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-infrastructure/ticket/3469) notes that an extra / is present in the mirrorlist for files such as the EPEL GPG key. This happens because the mirrorlist CGI is inserting an extra / in the path, when the file is in the "topdir" (e.g. pub/epel, pub/fedora/linux) of a given category. This fix should prevent it from adding the extraneous / in such a case.
diff --git a/modules/hotfix/files/mirrormanager/mirrorlist_server.py b/modules/hotfix/files/mirrormanager/mirrorlist_server.py
index fb2ae29..605a121 100755
@@ -366,7 +366,9 @@ def append_path(hosts, cache, file, pathIsDirectory=False):
if file is None and pathIsDirectory:
s += "/"
if file is not None:
- s += "/" + file
+ if not s.endswidth('/'):
+ s += "/"
+ s += file
Dell | Office of the CTO
The infrastructure team will be having it's weekly meeting today,
2012-12-20 at 19:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting on the freenode network.
#topic New folks introductions and Apprentice tasks.
If any new folks want to give a quick one line bio or any apprentices
would like to ask general questions, they can do so in this part of the
meeting. Don't be shy!
#topic Applications status / discussion
Check in on status of our applications: pkgdb, fas, bodhi, koji,
community, voting, tagger, packager, dpsearch, etc.
If there's new releases, bugs we need to work around or things to note.
#topic Sysadmin status / discussion
Here we talk about sysadmin related happenings from the previous week,
or things that are upcoming.
#topic Private Cloud status update / discussion
#topic Freeze reminder / holidays
Just to remind everyone we are in Final freeze:
Also, RH is shutdown from 2012-12-24 to 2013-01-01, so please be
patient for requests submitted during this time, and be very careful of
any changes that might page people or otherwise cause problems.
with any fudcon ideas and/or discuss on the list. Lets figure out where
to focus our energy for fudcon.
#topic Upcoming Tasks/Items
#info 2012-12-11 to 2013-01-08 F18 Final Freeze
#info 2012-12-20 colorado RH holiday lunch
#info 2012-12-24 to 2013-01-01 Red Hat Shutdown for holidays.
#info 2012-01-05 PHX2 outage.
#info 2013-01-08 F18 release.
#info 2013-01-18 to 2013-01-20 FUDCON Lawrence
#info 2013-01-29 f19 feature submission deadline.
#topic Open Floor
Submit your agenda items, as tickets in the trac instance and send a
note replying to this thread.
More info here: