openSUSE Build Service

Reference Guide

Publication Date 25 Jun 2012

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. Source Services
7.1. Using services for validation
7.2. Different Modes when using services
7.3. How are source service definitions stored
7.4. How to write a source service
7.5. Interfaces for using source services
8. Signing
8.1. Package signing
8.2. Repository signing
8.3. Product signing
8.4. Configure sign key
9. Product Building
9.1. Requirements of a product
9.2. Possible shapes of a product
9.3. Product Setup in OBS
9.4. Release Management
9.5. Typical Review Process Setup
10. The Maintenance Support
10.1. Simple Project Setup
10.2. How to use the maintenance process
10.3. OBS Internal Mechanisms
10.4. How to setup projects for doing a maintenance cycle
11. Cross Architecture Build
12. Administration
12.1. Server Components
12.2. Tools for the admin
12.3. Integrate OBS into your environment
13. openSUSE Factory
13.1. openSUSE:Factory project
13.2. 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

10.1. Simple Project Setup