OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 11

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 11:

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In the linking with X11 in OBS thread, Roger Oberholtzer reports getting a link-phase build failure in OBS even though he can build the same package locally using the exact same commands he sees in the OBS log. > * Marcus Meissner: The build system builds with --as-needed by default, > your local system probably not. > * This led to a discussion of why openSUSE doesn’t default to --as-needed > and what could be done to prevent this issue in the future.

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In this message, Darin Perusich asked how he could enable networking for build workers in his private OBS instance. He wants to build Java apps using maven. > * Adrian responded that Darin could build inside of chroot (instead of > using kvm), but this is not recommended. See the thread for details. > * Rolf Krahl suggested href=”http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-03/msg00056.html”>a > different solution.

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Adrian announced Open Build Service 2.5 Release Candidate.

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Guillaume reported a problem with an ARM build worker, armbuild13. All jobs scheduled on this worker are in schedule state, then it is in building state for a short time and again schedule state. > * A deep technical discussion ensued. The host was not coming up properly > after reboot, most likely due to bad memory.

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In package rebuild is not triggered by dependent package rebuild, ukjung.kim has some inter-dependent packages in his home project and would like to trigger a rebuild if he changes a macro in the project configuration. > Adrian: build triggering does happen only when sources changed, rpms > changed or dependencies changed. As long as you just change macros it > will not happen. He will need to trigger a rebuild of a package that is > Required by the other packages, then they will rebuild as well.

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Guido Berhoerster would like to create a maintenance update for the lightdm package, but he gets a “broken link” error when he tries to mbranch it. > * Adrian fixed it.

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Kyrill Detinov gets a traceback when attempting to upload content to OBS using osc ci > * Marcus Heuwe noted that the issue is already fixed in git master.

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Damian Ivanov would like the list’s opinion on his idea of using a spec file + 2 Headers,2sources and a .pro file (uncompressed source) instead of the standard tar.gz(compressed source) + spec file approach. > * Ruediger Meier noted that there are already packages using this > approach, e.g. Base:System/hardlink

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