#8504 Planned Outage - Fedora Staging - 2020-01-13 21:00 UTC
Opened a day ago by smooge. Modified 4 hours ago
There will be an outage starting at 2020-01-13 21:00UTC,
which will last approximately 4 hours.
To convert UTC to your local time, take a look at
date -d '2020-01-13 21:00UTC'
Reason for outage:
Update servers and services to newest glibc and kernels. Get any other
security fixes onto systems also.
All of *.stg.fedoraproject.org
Please join #fedora-admin or #fedora-noc on irc.freenode.net
or add comments to the ticket for this outage above.
Stephen J Smoogen.
The pkgs01.stg system has been used for a lot of little projects in
the past year which has made it diverge from production in multiple
ways. Normally, we would regularly reinstall pkgs01.stg and then
import source code from the production system. This would mean all
work on pkgs01.stg would be lost but the systems in staging are not
meant for long term differences so it would not be a problem. However
because we do not have a true development environment for teams in
modularity or similar to work on I think this might cause some team
I have opened https://pagure.io/fedora-infrastructure/issue/8503 and
would like any team which will be affected to let me know. If I don't
hear anything I will go ahead with the repave next week.
Stephen J Smoogen.
We are looking to turn off the boot.fedoraproject.org servers. These
were a technology which worked about a decade ago but the upstream we
are using is dead and the current version we have deployed has been
'broken' for a good many people for over 2 years due to TLS changes
A tracking ticket was opened up
https://pagure.io/fedora-infrastructure/issue/7864 a while ago, and
the reporter pointed out that https://netboot.xyz does have a working
version. However, we in infrastructure do not have any time to work on
this in any time in the near future. Instead we would like to
deprecate the service and drop it as something we are listing we do.
Stephen J Smoogen
Hope you are well.
I'm happy to reach out to you via this email, since I've been looking
forward to joining the Fedora project for some time now. I wouldn't
normally send long emails, so I apologize in advance 😀
I don't have formal qualifications in any of this, but mostly different
levels of knowledge on various topics.
Like most self-learners come to realize, connecting the dots is always a
monster of its own.
*To give you an overview of what's in my pockets:*
- Can work on a terminal and find my way around new stuff.
- Can create basic scripts.
- General knowledge of the OS
- Very basic knowledge of JAVA, Python and SQL
- *Problem solving: *though I come from a completely different
background (audit/tax), I do spend my days figuring out stuff. I might need
to go through a learning curve in many aspects, but I come equipped with
patience and the will to find solutions.
- Heavy coffee drinker
*What do I want?*
I want to gain in-depth knowledge of Linux-based systems, both due to
personal interest (mainly) and because I daydream of changing my career
path to something related to this (tax is not the gratest source of joy
I've come across).
I think that going for the RHCSA certification would be a good start, so
I'm mostly interested in sysadmin tasks.
I'm also interested in development, but I don't want to get ahead of myself.
That said, it is hard for me to retain things in my head unless I have used
them to solve practical problems. For this reason, I want to make myself of
use to other people, help solve problems, and hope I get to learn from
experienced users along the way.
You can find me in IRC/freenode as *hydro_carbon*.
*Questions for the team:*
- Is there something specific you'd like me to get involved with?
- I'm currently going through the documentation (
https://fedora-infra-docs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ ), and I know
I'll be joining the apprentice's team; I'm not sure if you would
like me to
start with something specific.
- Thursday meetings - any recommended browser IRC-client I can use at
work? (can't install stuff on that computer)
- I created the Fedora account and an email address was generated
<http://fedoraproject.org>*, to redirect any traffic to my personal
account. However, this is not working. Did I miss anything?
Thank you in advance! (and happy new year!)
You are kindly invited to the meeting:
Fedora Infrastructure on 2020-01-02 from 15:00:00 to 16:00:00 UTC
The meeting will be about:
Weekly Fedora Infrastructure meeting. See infrastructure list for agenda a day before.