OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 13

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 13:


plinnel reports getting a “cpio: open failed - Bad file descriptor” error when trying to build on OBS.

  • Andreas Schwab spotted the error (missing BuildRoot) in the build log


Rick Liu noticed that, although OBS 2.4.6 has been built successfull, the binaries are still 2.4.5 – when will the 2.4.6 binary be made available?

  • Adrian: when it is ready and tested


Now that he has his build working in the public OBS, Matthew would like to run it on a private instance. He has read the OBS bootstrapping documentation, but that doesn’t tell him how to populate his instance with the correct repositories for RHEL_6, etc. And what about Download On Demand?

  • Adrian: Please start here for a new installation: http://openbuildservice.org/download/
  • Download On Demand is not recommended, because it is incomplete. But OBS supports inter-connect which can be setup easily via a mouse click. That downloads all needed basic rpms from build.o.o when needed.


Matthew started another thread describing the trials and tribulations he encountered while bootstrapping his OBS instance.

  • Henne suggested he look in the logs. That yielded the following message: “waiting for an event… retrying watcher for https://api.opensuse.org”
  • Andreas noted that this should be https://api.opensuse.org/public


Adrian announced the release of OBS 2.4.6

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