OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 19

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 19:


Christian updated his OBS instance from 2.4.6 to 2.5.1 and now any new or rebuilt package is not published in filelist.tar.gz. He attached the publisher log.

  • It is related to SLE_11_SP3’s rpm-python package. Marcus posted a patch to yum that Christian could apply as a workaround.


John posted that he no longer has any rights in his own home project. He cannot create or delete packages.

  • Adrian re-added John with maintainer role.


Darin wrote that a number of packages are stuck in an unresolvable dependency cycle caused by the ant-junit package for SLES.

  • From the discussion, it appears to be a bootstrapping issue. Adrian noted that Darin can himself import the openSUSE_13.1 junit4 package into the SLE_11 Java:packages repo using an aggregate.


Jan thought that there was a problem with the OBS not installing dependencies that come from the same project as the package being built, but Michael pointed out a discrepancy between the Build-Depends settings in his dsc and debian.control files.


After reporting it as an issue and being told to upgrade to OBS 2.5, Stefan is still seeing the same symptoms: scheduler state is “The repository setup is broken, build not possible” accompanied by a “bad config” message in the scheduler log.

  • Adrian gave him some pointers; obs-admin --deep-check-project fixes the issue. Stefan has this running every hour in a cron job.


Hans-Peter reports that he cannot build libtirpc anymore. The error is “TOPDIR empty”.

  • Michael traced the problem to a Keep: line in the project configuration, which is a problem for openSUSE 12.3 and earlier, and suggested a fix.
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