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From: "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Repository mirrors & CI are looking for a new "maintainer"
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 22:42:04
1 Hi, everyone.
3 TL;DR: I need someone to take over the job of minimal "maintenance" work
4 around repo mirrors & CI. I can still do the needed code changes, I
5 just need replacement for stuff like filing bugs and taking care of
6 immediate issues.
9 I've started the repo-mirror-ci project back in 2015 to provide QA
10 checks for the Gentoo repositories (as listed in repositories.xml).
11 Originally, it was supposed to run repoman (later: pkgcheck) on all
12 repos. You can guess how that went.
14 Fast-forward, the project roughly broke into three somewhat
15 complementary parts:
17 1) Repository mirrors that sync, do basic "is it working" checks
18 and generate md5-cache (which also catches some ebuild problems) for all
19 repos.
21 2) Gentoo CI that runs pkgcheck against ::gentoo.
23 3) Pull request CI that runs pkgcheck against pull requests on GitHub.
25 Nowadays, everything is running on Gentoo Infra, lots of things are
26 automated but it still requires some manual maintenance. Most notably,
27 this includes:
29 a. periodically running a script to file or update bugs about problems
30 with overlays,
32 b. pinging overlay maintainers and removing obsolete overlays if
33 necessary (this part seems to have been partially taken over),
35 c. occasionally dealing with weird failures blocking repos pipeline --
36 usually through adding repos to bla... I mean, blocklist until I manage
37 to fix the scripts.
40 While admittedly this isn't that much work, I no longer wish to do it.
41 I still feel responsible for setting this up, so I'll do my best to keep
42 the code working but I need somebody else to do the maintenance work.
44 If you're interested, please ping me on IRC and I'll give you a quick
45 run-around and add you where necessary. I don't think you need strictly
46 to be a dev but you'll need editbugs.
48 --
49 Best regards,
50 Michał Górny