OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 17

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 17:


Koenraad has packaged openocd 0.8.0 – it builds just fine locally. During the configure phase, it activates a number of interfaces. But when he tries to build the package in the OBS, no interfaces are activated.

  • upon closer examination, it appears that libusb is not being found


Darin would like to build postgresql extensions in his local OBS instance. However, he doesn’t want to host the public postgresql packages since he only needs them to satisfy build dependencies.

  • Andreas responded that adding openSUSE.org:server:database:postgresql to the repository path will automatically download the binary packages as needed.


Stefan posted about his experiences upgrading OBS from 2.4.6 to 2.5.1 – it seems the new version needs triple the CPU and four times the disk I/O. Is it possible to downgrade back to 2.4.6?

  • Adrian posted some pointers. Stefan notes that the schedulers for i586 and x86_64 seem to burn a lot more CPU cycles than compared to 2.4.6, and this results in more I/O.


Darin wrote that the ant package fails to build on SLE_11 due to a “Type mismatch” error. He believes it is related to GCC Bug 35410.

  • The package started building after migrating to openJDK from gcj


Henne reported the SAN storage-related OBS downtime, and 8 hours later Adrian reported that the OBS is back.


Adrian reported the release of OBS 2.5.2 – see the original email for details.

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