OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 02

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 02:


Shekhar has an openSUSE_13.1 repository enabled in his home project, but packages in that project are not getting built for openSUSE 13.1. What could be the problem?

  • Adrian wrote that the new config did not get stored for real to the backend. Another save of the project metadata fixed the issue.


Tomáš Chvátal is having trouble building LibreOffice 4.2 in LibreOffice:Factory – even though he verified locally that the build did not exceed the 17G limit, the build fails on an I/O error (disk full).

  • List’s response: question is how is the OP calculating how much disk space is getting used? For example, is he running du after %clean? Recommend to increase the disk space requirement to 25G and check the _statistics file afterwards. This should give the OP an idea of a reasonable size. Also, keep in mind that a job has less chances to get dispatched with increased constraints.


Roger Oberholtzer is trying to build a package that BuildRequires components in windows:mingw:win32. OBS complains that nothing provides this. He tried linking to the project in the package metadata, but that doesn’t work.

  • List’s response: you can only add project links in project meta data, not package meta data. In this case the OP does not want to link the sources of another project, but rather to build against binaries from another repo. So, he should edit his repositories using osc meta prj -e $PROJECT and modify the path line to build against the other project/repo which provides the rpm.


Roger Oberholtzer wrote that he is cross-compiling a package that wants to run autoconf. This results in an error: cannot run test program while cross compiling


Rob Zebedee wrote that he is setting up a backup private obs-server and would like to know the best way to keep the main and backup in sync without triggering too many rebuilds. In particular, he is curious whether OBS has multiple API and web UI servers.

  • Adrian’s answer is no, but it should be possible to have such multiple servers, provided they use the same MySQL database. So far, there is no support in the OBS backend for HA/fallback servers. The only way to back them up for now is to use rsync.
  • For details, see the thread: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-01/msg00002.html


Tomáš Chvátal would like the OBS web UI to provide a way to see all the SR numbers the current SR is replacing, so he could read the comments to those SRs.

  • Coolo’s answer: such a feature would be welcome, and Tomáš is even welcome to implement it (“Just try your luck on rails”).


Michal Hrusecky wrote to consult the list on his ideas for simplifying the OBS request webpage. For Michal’s detailed list of ideas and Adrian’s response, see the thread: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-01/msg00040.html

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