6.10 status? (Writeup needed for Newsletter)

Hi, folks,

The July newsletter is almost ready to go out - final draft is here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

I would very much like to include a paragraph about the 6.10 release -
when to expect it, what the highlights are, and anything else. I am
looking for a volunteer to provide that paragraph, by close of business
today, if at all possible.

You can reply here, or send it directly to me off-list, as you prefer.


New SIG Messaging

Creation of a new SIG "Messaging"

Hereby, I'm asking for comments about founding a new SIG to handle
messaging stacks in CentOS. We currently have in CentOS RabbitMQ
handling AMQP 0.9, and QPID, which provides messaging using
AMQP 1.0. There are also packages supporting Kafka, but not
Kafka itself.

Collaborating SIGs would be the Cloud and the Opstools SIGs.
Both would be consuming built packages produced by the Messaging SIG.

We also briefly took into consideration to incorporate the newly
proposed SIG into one of the others.

Do we know the reason why this below listed CVEs will not be fixed For elfutils-libelf, elfutils-libs and elfutils pakages ?

Do we know the reason why this below listed CVEs will not be fixed
For elfutils-libelf,elfutils-libs and elfutils pakages ?

Joining CentOS Storage SIG


I would like to be part of CentOS Storage SIG.
I am from GlusterFS background, but I can contribute to package other
solutions too.

It will be great if we can add documentation about running CentOS based
storage containers (like gluster / ceph containers).
I can contribute here as well.


Experimental Vagrant images

Hi there,

I would like to change the Vagrant images to use a single partition
(xfs) and swap to a file on that partition. This would simplify
resizing the OS partition and also adjusting the size of the swap,
compared to the current images. Would anyone be interested in testing
the images? Please email me off-list for the links. I already had the
changes done last month, tested them myself and on CICO but didn't get
to wider testing or merging the PR for the monthly release... life is
bit complicated lately.

CentOS 7.4 installation getting failed because of nss password prompt during installation.

We have been observing that after migration to CentOS 7.4 the installation fails due to password being prompted for the execution of below command as part of the install script.

<custom_location>certutil -N -d <custom location> -f <custom location>/nsspassword

The install script contains the above command to create the NSSDB at the install time.

Packages tagged for release not showing up on mirrors

Hi, cockpit-169-1.el7 <> has
been tagged for release on Jun 19.
I see it published for x86_64:
<a href="" title=""></a>
It's still missing on ppc64le:
<a href="" title=""></a>
and aarch64:
<a href="" title=""></a>

Seems to be recurring issue not only in virt sig:
<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>
<a href="" title=""></a>

Fedora CoreOS and CentOS Atomic Host

Today, the Fedora Project announced [1] a new project, Fedora CoreOS,
which will serve as a successor to Container Linux and Fedora Atomic.

[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

There's an FAQ [2] that addresses, among other things, the future of
CentOS Atomic Host:

"CentOS Atomic Host will continue producing downstream rebuilds of
RHEL Atomic Host and will align with the end-of-life. The Fedora
CoreOS project will be the consolidation point for the community

SIG updates requested for July newsletter

The July CentOS newsletter is being drafted, and we need to hear from
the SIGs.

CFP for Dojo @ closes this weekend

The CentOS Dojo at is rushing up on us, and I'd like to have
a speaker schedule published by early next week.

If you are considering submitting a talk, please do it NOW, so that we
don't have to consider canceling this event. Thank you.

Event details: <a href="" title=""></a>
Call for papers: <a href="" title=""></a>
DevConf information: <a href="" title=""></a>


Authorization to use CentOS logo in GNOME Boxes


Firstly, sorry for the cross-list post (centos-devel and centos-docs).

I'd like to reach you in order to ask for a formal authorization to
use CentOS logo on GNOME Boxes[0]. GNOME Boxes already shows a few
other distro's logos as you can check here[1].

Would be possible to get the explicit confirmation that we could use
CentOS logo as well?

[0]: <a href="" title=""></a>
[1]: <a href="" title=""></a>

Best Regards,

SIGs: Possibility to drop EOL content at 6.10 release time

RHEL 6.10 was released today and building CentOS 6.10 has just started.
This would be an excellent time to remove any EOL software you may have
floating around on

SIGs should explicitly state which content they want copied over from
6.9 to 6.10.

I'd imagine that for example openstack-juno could be dropped because it
went EOL in 2015-12-07 (so actually prior to CentOS 6.8's release..). Is
there some other content that could be dropped?

If SIGs want to transfer some of their packages from 6.9 to 6.10, please
let hughesjr know.

%{?dist} changed from .el7.centos to .el7

[I tried sending this last week, but it never showed up in the list archive, I guess because I wasn't subscribed. Resending.]

I recently found that the "centos" suffix dropped off the default rpm ${?dist} macro sometime between CentOS 7.3 and 7.5.

I applaud the change, but could someone point me to any bug reference, git commit or mailing list discussion about it?

How do you want CentOS8 to look and feel?


How do you want CentOS 8 to look and feel?

It would be nice to see your ideas. It would be nice to know what the
community expects in matters of artwork for CentOS 8. So to organize
and direct forces in the right direction.

Just to set some random ideas, I've started the following page:

<a href="" title=""></a>

Best Regards,

Possible Ceph Mimic package issue?


Sorry for starting a new thread, I accidentally wiped all email in my CentOS folder...

Trying to install the Mimic packages from the test mirror here: <a href="" title=""></a>

You can see the commit where its tested here <a href="" title=""></a>

(ignore the ceph-luminous-sig part, I just override the repo URL and not the name as of now).

Puppet (err): Execution of '/bin/yum -d 0 -e 0 -y install python-rbd' returned 1: Error: Package: lttng-ust-2.10.0-1.el7.x86_64 (ceph-luminous-sig)

Problem compiling dpdk on Centos aarch64

When compiling dpdk for aarch64 on Centos, I receive compilation error.

I see this in the Centos 1804 distribution.

I haven't tried locally n F28 but I see buildlogs in Fedora28 for dpdk.

I have also reproduced it in qemu-system aarch64 emulation:

uname -a
Linux aarch64-centos7 4.14.0-49.2.2.el7a.aarch64 #1 SMP Sat May 19
18:51:40 BST 2018 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

l3fwd_em.c:245:2: error: #error No vector engine (SSE, NEON, ALTIVEC)
available, check your toolchain
 #error No vector engine (SSE, NEON, ALTIVEC) available, check your

Buildlogs show that dpdk built fin

What is the state of glusterfs-server on CentOS 6?

I'm a little confused about  the state of glusterfs-server on CentOS 6.
It isn't supported with gluster 4, the current recommended version
of gluster.

I have an existing server with glusterfs-server 3.18.15-1 which had a
hard drive crash.  So I'd like to rebuild the gluster environment on that
server.  I see that centos-release-gluster38 is available, but I read some-
where that it is no longer supported.  Also centos-release-gluster312
is available, but I don't see any indication that it is still supported.

Is the SIG providing any ongoing support beyond that which is provided
by the gluste

CBS Meeting 18-June-2018 Cancelled

Hi All,

I'll be away on Monday, and since we don't have too many pressing
topics, we'll go ahead and cancel the CBS meeting.

Looking forward to picking this back up the following Monday.


CentOS Atomic Host 7.1805 Available for Download

The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic
Host (7.1805), a lean operating system designed to run Linux
containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the
component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

CentOS Atomic Host includes these core component versions:


Removing old centos-release-<sig-project><version> from CentOS Extras?


How are other SIGs handling the removal of repositories from the
mirrors? There are centos-release-<sig-project> packages around that
have YUM .repo files pointing to the now non-existing repos. Some (all?)
of these centos-release-<sig-project> packages are still available in
CentOS Extras.

From #gluster:
21:25 < mallorn1> Anyone know why the 3.13 repository is gone from CentOS?

Docker daemon not respecting the insecure registry which is part of /etc/containers/registry.conf


I spun up a fresh centos-7.5 VM on Digital ocean and tried to do oc
cluster up which require to have insecure registry ``
when I am trying to add this in the /etc/containers/registry.conf this
is not picked up by docker daemon even after restart:(

I can see we have `/run/containers/registries.conf` as env file in the
`/usr/lib/systemd/system/docker.service` which even not present on the
system :(

Not sure where we messed up or I made some mistake here.

# rpm -qa | grep docker

SIG Meeting notes

hi everyone,

Can I request that when you are attending or running a SIG meeting in
#centos-devel, please use the #info command to the bot to record
interesting events/objects/releases/information - these can then be
collected and used for the Newsletter that Rich is putting together.

It would dramatically increase the audience you can get this information
out to as well.

Regards and thanks,

Pulling docker images from fails because of certs


I think with the recent change in the package from
python-rhsm-certificates to subscription-manager-rhsm-certificates
doesn't provide the docker registry certs for and user not able to pull any images from

Rocky Milestone 2 RDO Test Days June 14-15

Who’s up for a rematch?

Rocky Milestone 2 is here and we’re ready to rumble! Join RDO [0] on June
14 &
15 for an awesome time of taking down bugs and fighting errors in the most
recent release [1].

We certainly won’t be pulling any punches.

Want to get in on the action? We’re looking for developers, users,
operators, quality engineers, writers, and, yes, YOU.

SIG Day @ CERN, October 18th

Dear SIG members,

As you've no doubt seen, we have a CentOS Dojo scheduled at CERN on
October 19th.

CERN has also generously offered us a meeting room on the day before,
Thursday, October 18th, for SIG meetings.

If your SIG is interested in taking advantage of this opportunity,
please contact me with:

* SIG Name
* Primary contact for coordination
* List of those likely to be in attendance


how to disable nscd and nm-dispatcher logs from centos console.

After upgraded to CentOS7.4 we are getting some logs printed on the console.
nscd logs are getting printed after executing the command
service nscd restart.

Nm-dispatcher logs are getting printed on the console after every restart.

Can you please suggest any solution for disabling this logs.


Please find the attached config files using for nscd and NetworkManager.(/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf)

Untag golang-1.9.4 from Centos PaaS Sig 3.7 Candidate Repo

I'll take care Scott in the next few hours, will update once is done.

Untag golang-1.9.4 from Centos PaaS Sig 3.7 Candidate Repo

Our CI team makes use of the centos paas sig repos and they've noticed that
we've got golang-1.9 tagged into the 3.7 repo where as Origin 3.7 should be
built with golang 1.8.

Can we get golang-1.9.2-4.el7 untagged from
paas7-openshift-origin37-candidate ?

docker and podman packages should be part of virt7-container-common-candidate or extra repos.


I can see docker packages are part of
virt7-container-common-candidate[0] and also extra[1] repo same with
podman but on the virt repo side docker packages are not updated to
latest version and for podman extra repo doesn't have latest packages.
It becomes really confusing what repo to chose when installing those
packages and if we include both repos then there is conflict:(

[0] <a href="" title=""></a>
[1] <a href="" title=""></a>

Transaction couldn't start:
10:06:29 file /usr/libexec/cni/bri

Ceph Storage SIG packages for Ceph Mimic

Hello Ceph Storage SIG,

I'm researching support for Ceph Mimic for implementations in OpenStack

Is anybody working on CentOS packages for Ceph Mimic? i.e not the
upstream EL7 packages on

Best regards

CentOS Dojo in Sao Paulo, late July

Community member Leo Vaz is putting together a CentOS Dojo for a day or
two before the upcoming OpenStack Days Brazil event, which is scheduled
for July 27-28.

Details for this event are coming together here:
<a href="" title=""></a>

If you are likely to be in the area during that time frame, and are
interested in speaking at a CentOS event, please indicate your
availability in the etherpad linked from the above page.

Topics can be anything related to CentOS, or projects that build on top
of CentOS such as the CentOS SIGs.

If you have further questions, place

steps to create efiboot.img in centos

Hi ,
Can you please explain the steps to create the efiboot.img in centos.

Thanks and Regards,

- planned outage : {bugs, fr, status}

Due to a hardware replacement, we'll have to power down the hypervisor
hosting several VMs, including the ones used for the following impacted
services :

* <a href="" title=""></a>
* <a href="" title=""></a>
* <a href="" title=""></a>

Hardware maintenance is scheduled for """"Thursay May 24th, 12:00 pm UTC
You can convert to local time with $(date -d '2018-05-24 12:00 UTC')

Root cause : a HDD in the array used to host the VMs failed, and there
is no hot-swap capabilities, so full "power off" is required to replace
the failed HDD and then start the rebuild operation.

CentOS Atomic Host 7.1804 Available for Download

The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version
(<a href="" title=""></a>) of
CentOS Atomic Host (7.1804), a lean operating system designed to run
Linux containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the
component versions included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host.

This release, which is based on the RHEL 7.5 source code, now ships
without any baked-in Kubernetes rpms, which makes it simpler for users
to layer their preferred Kubernetes or OpenShift packages onto the

CentOS Atomic Host includes these core component versions:

nmdispatcher logs are getting printed in CentOS7.4 cli.

Hi ,
When we upgrade to centos7.4 ,nm-dispatcher logs are getting printed in the cli page.
Please find the below logs.

localhost login:nm-dispatcher:req:1 'hostname':new request (4 scripts)
nm-dispatcher: req:2 'up' [eth0]: new request (4 scripts)
nm-dispatcher: req:2 'up' [eth0]: start running ordered scripts...
nm-dispatcher: req:3 'connectivity-change': new request (4 scripts)
nm-dispatcher: req:4 'hostname':new request (4 scripts)
nm-dispatcher: req:4 'hostname':start running ordered scripts...

Can you please tell me the reason for these messages?
How can we remove this messages from cli

Issue with selinux load_policy command

We have done changes in our Centos7.4 to disable unconfined user from our code. We have created an iso in which we have replaced unconfined
with sysadm and we are performing an upgrade using the new iso. After upgrade current partition stop working .
It started expecting policies for unconfined.

Latest podman installation broken in CentOS


Looks like there might be issue with spec file of the podman for
CentOS because of wrongly put the "Requires" version for *conmon* but
this is what I am getting now when trying to install podman :(

$ sudo yum install podman
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: podman-0.5.3-7.gitc54b423.el7.x86_64
Requires: conmon >= 2:1.10.0-3.gitb0f6d98
Installed: conmon-1.11.0-1.git55a3daa.el7.x86_64
conmon = 1.11.0-1.git55a3daa.el7
You could try using --skip-broken to work a

LinchPin v1.5.4 (bugfix update) has been released

We are happy to announce that LinchPin v1.5.4 has been released.

This release focused on bug fixes:

- Reinstate --output-pinfile regression #574
- Fix layout templating #582 - Fixes #584
- Fixed Inventory generation ordering #581 - Fixes #540
- Fix distiller rendering for aws instances #588
- Fix parsing regression for layouts and topologies #589
- Expand tilde character from libvirt_image_path #580 - Fixes #579

Some tests and deployment features were also added:

- Openstack Security Group testing fix #572
- JenkinsfileRelease releases to test.pypi now #578
- Au

Red Hat branding in comps.xml


I found out that comps.xml for 6.9 and 7.5 has "红帽" string.
Problematic strings are

- 红帽
- 红帽企业版
- 用于在红帽企业版
- 用来开发在红帽企业版

All of them are from zh_CN locale.

I'm, not Mandarin speaker so there is link to Google Translate红帽%0A红帽企业版%0A用于在红帽企业版%0A用来开发在红帽企业版

Tested comps:

<a href="" title=""></a>

<a href="" title=""></a>

__gthrw___pthread_key_create in devtoolset-6

Hello good people

I'm packaging for CentOS 7 a piece of proprietary software. The software is
written in C++14, so I need to use the devtoolset to run it.

Unfortunately I'm having some issues with linking of pthreads.

Dojo at DevConf.US, August 16th, 2018

DevConf.US will be held in Boston, August 17th - 19th, at Boston University.

We've arranged to hold a Dojo on the day before - Thursday, August 16th
- also at Boston University. Details are currently at
<a href="" title=""></a> and will be
continually updated as we have more information.

The call for papers is open at <a href="" title=""></a>
We're hoping to attract talks focusing on the use of CentOS in research
and education, but you're welcome to submit talks on any CentOS topic
for consideration.

Thanks, and we'll see you in Boston!

Virt SIG packages tagged for release not landing on altarch mirror.

just noticed that <a href="" title=""></a> ,
which is tagged for release, landed on mirrors for x86_64 but it's missing
in aarch64 and ppc64le.
The same build shows up correctly in buildlogs for those arches.

Can you please check? Software Defined Storage event in Vancouver in August

Forwarding on an announcement from a colleague, for those of you
interested in Software-defined Storage:

Our first mountpoint is coming!
Software-defined Storage (SDS) is changing the traditional way we
think of storage. Decoupling software from hardware allows you to
choose your hardware vendors and provides enterprises with more

Attend mountpoint on August 27 - 28, 2018 in Vancouver, BC, before
Open Source Summit North America for this first time event.

CentOS community newsletter - Call for content

As part of our community outreach effort, we are rebooting the 'CentOS
Pulse' newsletter, which was discontinued about 8 years ago. The purpose
of this newsletter is to provide a high-level update on what CentOS is
up to, to the peripheral audience - including the tech press - who are
less connected with the daily life of the project.

If your SIG would like to provide an update, or if you have something
else you'd like to share with this audience, please do so here:
<a href="" title=""></a> , where I am drafting the

Fix for CVE-2018-7409

When will you provide the fix for CVE-2018-7409 affected to package unixODBC
Thanks and Regards,

nssdb is pointing to /etc/ipsec.d but it needs to point to the /usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec path provided in /etc/ipsec.conf

We are getting problem with ipsec connection in Centos7.4
Libreswan is unable to read the nssdir path /usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec instead always trying to only read /etc/ipsec.d Also, want to mention that /etc/ipsec.conf already has ipsecdir=/usr/local/platform/.security/ipsec which was working earlier with CentOS 7.3.
In CentOS 7.3 libreswan-3.15-8.el7.x86_64 is used.
In CentOS 7.4 libreswan-3.20-3.el7.x86_64 is used.

What has been changed in libreswan-3.20-3.el7.x86_64 packages?

For overcoming the pluto related issue, I have done some changes in configuration file.
I have rem

Segfault on /usr/bin/strip

Hello Centos developers,

After upgrading a Centos7 builder, I started to get a segmentation fault
when using `install -s`.

As it turned out, this is related tu /usr/bin/strip, which indeed goes

I wasn't able to find this in the redhat bugzilla.

CentOS wiki - QA related data/activities

Hi all,

Trying to lookup QA related team, data and general info.


* Not allowed to view below page, even if logged in.

<a href="" title=""></a>

* Page below mentions QA mailing list.

<a href="" title=""></a>

No QA list though on page below.

<a href="" title=""></a>

* QaWiki section linked below is very out of date. Is it and the team active?

<a href="" title=""></a>

Can anyone offer detail into QA related activities?



Broken requirements for cockpit

Hi guys,

Trying to install cockpit-storaged and getting the following error:

--> Processing Dependency: storaged-lvm2 >= 2.1.1 for package:
Package storaged-lvm2 is obsoleted by udisks2-lvm2, but obsoleting
package does not provide for requirements
--> Processing Dependency: storaged-iscsi >= 2.1.1 for package:
Package storaged-iscsi is obsoleted by udisks2-iscsi, but obsoleting
package does not provide for requirements
--> Processing Dependency: storaged >= 2.1.1 for package:

centos 7.5 src.rpm missing

it seems the src.rpms are missing from:
<a href="" title=""></a>
on the other hand 7.5 missing from the centos git too. eg. tha last
commit to the centos-release rpm is from 2017 januar:!centos-release.git
is there any place where we can found the source of centos?

Custom ISO is giving error during installation

I created a new ISO and try to install on my box but it failed. ISO has 1744 RPMs.
I saw it installed 1700+ packages and then enter this screen as attached screenshot.
It seems to complain about not enough space. if you suggest me try something, please do.


LinchPin v1.5.3 (update) has been released

We are happy to announce that LinchPin v1.5.3 has been released. This
release has the following updates:

This release marks some useful enhancements and features:

- Add support for passing instance_tags for aws driver.

CentOS DevCloud environment down

We have a major service disruption with our DevCloud RDO environment
(<a href="" title=""></a>) right now so it's currently unusable.

The underlying storage node (over infiniband) used by the openstack
compute nodes is actually powered off, and in unusable state.

OpenStack Rocky milestone 1 test day, May 3, 4

Please join the RDO community on May 3rd and 4th (tomorrow and Friday)
as we test the first milestone in the Rocky series.

We'll have a cloud environment already spun up, so that you can even
come help test if you lack the hardware, time, or expertise to spin it
up yourself, but still want to poke at it.

The full details of the event may be found here: <a href="" title=""></a>

CentOS 7.4.1708 CR new udisks2 package conflicts with extras storaged package

Hi Folks,

There are some missing Provides in new udisks2 package, but as it comes
from uptream, it seems that cockpit extras package shall be rebuild.

Erreur : Paquet : cockpit-storaged-160-1.el7.centos.noarch (@extras)
             Requiert : storaged >= 2.1.1
             Suppression  : storaged-2.5.2-4.el7.x86_64 (@extras)
                 storaged = 2.5.2-4.el7
             Rendu obsolète par : udisks2-2.7.3-6.el7.x86_64 (cr)
                 Non trouvé
Erreur : Paquet : cockpit-storaged-160-1.el7.centos.noarch (@extras)
             Requiert : storaged-lvm2 >= 2.1.1

when the fix for CVE-2018-2794 & CVE-2018-2814 would be available in OpenJDK 1.7?

Hi All,

We are currently on OpenJDK 1.7.0_161 and OpenJDK 1.7.0_161 is impacted by CVE-2018-2794 & CVE-2018-2814
It seems we do NOT have an ETA for the fix.

SIG meeting times

I noticed this afternoon that the .ics file linked from
<a href="" title=""></a> was AWOL, and I've replaced
it with one that agrees with all of the times on that page.

I suspect, however, that that page is incomplete and/or out of date.

If you are responsible for a SIG's meeting schedule, please have a look
at that page, and let me know if any updates.


Reboot issue with kernel 3.10.0-862.el7.x86_64

Ok, so I'm trying out CR for 7.5.1804, and I have upgrade three machines
with it.  One is my laptop, a Dell Precision M6700, which worked fine. 
Another is a Dell R715 server, and that worked fine.

CentOS 7.4.1708 CR Available in CBS

Hi Folks,

The CR (<a href="" title=""></a>)
repository was released earlier today. We have regenerated all the
CentOS 7 buildroots in CBS so you can build against the content that
will make it into the next point-release of CentOS Linux.

Machines in are available with CR as well so you may
continue your testing.

"talking points" for an HPC event

I was hoping to get the attention of folks from the HPC SIG to help me
craft a message to take to an HPC event that I'll be attending soon -
ISC-HPC in Frankfurt. I expect that you're aware of it.

Last year, I got questions regarding what's happening in the HPC SIG in
CentOS, and I know at that time it was still fairly young.

Syndicate content