OBS Mailing List Summary, Week 21

Here is a summary of activity on the opensuse-buildservice mailing list during week 21:

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Guillaume has a package that builds locally, but takes a long time. When he tries to build it on build.opensuse.org, the job times out and is killed. How can this time-out be increased? > * Adrian: the time-out is hard-coded. We need to find out why the build > hangs so long and address that. > * Some possibilities were discussed href=”http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-05/msg00077.html”>in > the thread.

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Rens would like to know where to find the /srv/www/obs/webui/options.yml file which used to be used to configure the OBS web UI, but has gone missing since 2.5. > * Adrian: web UI and API have been merged for 2.5. Please read the release > notes of 2.5 for details.

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Joschi writes that he branched the sssd package from openSUSE:13.1 and now it fails to build in his home project, though he made no modifications. > * In href=”http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-05/msg00083.html”>the > ensuing discussion, it came to light that when a package is branched > from openSUSE:13.1 it actually builds against openSUSE:13.1:Update – > this default is on purpose and will not be changed. To work around it, > one must use the command-line client osc.

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Dominig wrote to the list about some problems encountered in re-bootstrapping Tizen3 Common for the ARM architecture. The difficulties are in glibc and a few other packages. Of these, glibc is the most critical. > * He wrote back a couple days later with a fix (changed a couple lines in > the project config)

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Adrian announced the release of Open Build Service (OBS) version 2.5.3.

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Ruediger would like to know if there is an easy way to BuildRequire a kernel RPM that matches the currently-running kernel. > * In his reponse, Adrian describes the mechanism OBS has for this and how > to use it. You can also build your own kernel.

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Julien is missing some Red Hat devel packages, e.g. lapack-devel. > * Answer: most likely they are only distributed via RHN.

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On his private OBS instance, Andrew would like to BuildRequire packages that only exist in the Fedora Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. > * A href=”http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-buildservice/2014-05/msg00102.html”>lively > discussion ensued.

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In this thread, Rick and Adrian discuss the finer points of cross-building on a private OBS instance using QEMU chroot.

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