Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 09:
Robin changed his OBS username, but his projects are still associated with
the old username.
> * Adrian replied that he should use
osc copypac to copy the projects to
> the new user. When that is done, Adrian can remove the old projects.
In the EXE
package format thread, Jan Engelhardt writes that the Build
Service comparison wiki page claims that OBS supports – even if only
experimentally – the “exe” package format, yet grepping for zip\b or exe\b
in the files of build.rpm does not yield any hint towards zip/exe
generation. Using mingw works to generate the exe file, but it is buried in
an RPM file.
> * Adrian responded that there is no such support in build, but one could
> add it via a hook using
/usr/lib/build/checks/$script mechanism. This
> could extract the exe file and store it as seperate build result in OTHER
> * A lively discussion ensued
Dominique wrote that he has been seeing an accumulation of failed builds,
all related to kernel crashes. A rebuild of the package generally clears
> * Adrian responded that the
udev package appears to be triggering a bug
> in the Factory xen kernel. So, this is actually a problem inside of
> factory. It looks like the kvm kernel is not affected, so this is the
> reason why you see this only sometimes. Dominique should create a bug
> report for the kernel team.
> * Dominique did the needful (bnc#865554), and Coolo disabled use of the
> Factory kernel until the problem is resolved.
Andreas Baumann likes to set, e.g.,
osc meta prjconf and would like to do something similar for Debian,
i.e., patching the ‘Version’ setting in the dsc file and the
first entry of the ‘debian/changelog’, as well as for ArchLinux – there he
would like to patch the ‘pkgver’ variable in PKGBUILD. Also, it looks like
Debian packages whose content changes, but not their filename, are not
> * Martin Koegler: To update the version in the dsc, you proably need the
> source services. Also, the version in the changelog is only synced if
> debtransform is used (debian.changelog file is part of the sources).