[all][infra][kayobe][kolla] ping not permitted on latest centos-8-stream images

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Fri Jan 14 15:52:31 UTC 2022

On 2022-01-14 07:35:05 -0800 (-0800), Clark Boylan wrote:
> I don't think we should update DIB or our images to fix this. The
> distro is broken and our images accurately represent that state.
> If the software in CI fails as a result that is because our CI
> system is properly catching this problem. The software needs to
> work around this to ensure that it is deployable in the real world
> and not just on our systems.
> This approach of fixing it in the software itself appears to be
> the one TripleO took and is the correct approach.

Thanks, in reflection I agree. It's good to keep reminding ourselves
that what we're testing is that the software works on the target
platform. Unfortunate and temporary as it may be, the current state
of CentOS Stream 8 is that you need root privileges in order to use
the ping utility. If we work around this in our testing, then users
who are trying to deploy that software onto the current state of
CentOS Stream 8 will not get the benefit of the workaround.

It's good to be reminded that the goal is not to make tests pass no
matter the cost, it's to make sure the software will work for its
Jeremy Stanley
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