[gluster-packaging] [Gluster-Maintainers] Release 4.0: Releasing client bits for CentOS6

Kaleb S. KEITHLEY kkeithle at redhat.com
Wed Jan 31 14:18:16 UTC 2018

On 01/31/2018 09:13 AM, Kaleb S. KEITHLEY wrote:
> On 01/31/2018 09:02 AM, Shyam Ranganathan wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In the gluster maintainers meeting last week, one of the topics touched
>> upon was, should we build CentOS6 client packages for 4.0?
>> The reasoning being, upgrading servers to 4.0 requires moving from
>> CentOS6 (for installations on this base OS version) to CentOS7 and then
>> moving to 4.0 bits on CentOS7.
>> The same across clients would be further tedious.
>> As a result (and based on glusterd2 not being a part of the client
>> packages), should we build and release CentOS6 client packages for 4.0
>> via the CentOS Storage SIG?
>> This does not mean we run regression tests using CentOS6 clients, like
>> we never ran using CentOS7 bits in our regressions till date.
>> Packaging team, thoughts? and what would it take to make it happen? If
>> agreed upon can it be done for RC0 itself?
> Since glusterd2 looks like it will be packaged separate from glusterfs
> we can probably continue to build and distribute glusterfs for el6 from
> the CentOS Storage SIG.
> And if EPEL has a golang compiler we should be able to do scratch builds
> of glusterd2 packages and distribute that via download.gluster.org.

scratch builds in Fedora's koji build system.

> I haven't tried any of this; it's mainly a thought experiment.
> --
> Kaleb
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