Open Build Service

Reference Guide

Publication Date 22 Jul 2014

AuthorsAdrian Schröter

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About this Guide
1. OBS Motivation
1.1. Pre OBS times
1.2. Current Motivation of OBS
1.3. Future dreams
2. OBS Concepts
2.1. Project organization
2.2. The API
2.3. The OBS Interconnect
2.4. Attribute System
2.5. Automatic source processing
3. Build Process
3.1. How is a build process defined
3.2. How does a build process work
3.3. Different ways to build
3.4. Security aspects
4. Source Management
4.1. Find Package Sources
5. The Request And Review System
6. Package Formats
6.1. Setup a format
6.2. Format Specials
7. Build Configuration
7.1. Setup a format
7.2. Keywords
7.3. Macro Section
8. Source Services
8.1. Using services for validation
8.2. Different Modes when using services
8.3. How are source service definitions stored
8.4. How to write a source service
8.5. Interfaces for using source services
9. Signing
9.1. Package signing
9.2. Repository signing
9.3. Product signing
9.4. Configure sign key
10. Product Building
10.1. Requirements of a product
10.2. Possible shapes of a product
10.3. Product Setup in OBS
10.4. Release Management
10.5. Typical Review Process Setup
11. The Maintenance Support
11.1. Simple Project Setup
11.2. How to use the maintenance process
11.3. OBS Internal Mechanisms
11.4. How to setup projects for doing a maintenance cycle
11.5. Defining Channels
12. Cross Architecture Build
13. Administration
13.1. Server Components
13.2. Tools for the admin
13.3. Integrate OBS into your environment
14. Build Job Constraints
14.1. hostlabel
14.2. sandbox
14.3. linux
14.4. hardware
15. Build Preinstall Images
16. Authorization
16.1. OBS Authorization Methods
16.2. OBS Token Authorization
17. Quality Assurance(QA) Hooks
17.1. Source related checks
17.2. Build time check
17.3. Work-flow checks
18. openSUSE Factory
18.1. openSUSE:Factory project
18.2. Devel Projects
A. How to work on this Book
B. GNU Licenses
B.1. GNU General Public License
B.2. GNU Free Documentation License

List of Figures

11.1. Simple Project Setup