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[opensuse-buildservice] Re: [opensuse-packaging] openSUSE:Factory - nothing provides
On Thu, 18 Feb 2016, Dominique Leuenberger / DimStar wrote:

(x-posting to -factory and -packaging to inform users / -buildservice
to find solutions. Please reply to the appropriate list based on the
content of your reply, not to all!)

Hi hackers and packagers,

Since this morning, a lot of packages show status 'unresolvable
- nothing provides needed by libcurl4'

The issue will settle itself, but it will take quite a moment
(actually, until the next snapshot will be ready).

How did this happen:
openldap2 was changed in the packaging layout; so far there were 2 spec
files (openldap2 and openldap2-client). the -client part was the one
building the libraries (like libldap-2_4-2). The maintainers re-
organized this package and simplified it, now building everything from
openldap2.spec directly. This resulted in openldap2-client being
removed from openSUSE:Factory.

It happened because of a very old issue in OBS, that it removes packages
from the build repository before they are no longer needed.

But it was decided that this is a very unimportant design flaw which only
hits is about 3-4 times a year (since about OBS exists).

So nothing to see - move on.


so, why does this impact openSUSE:Factory/snapshot ?
The /snapshot repository copies binaries from packages in /standard. As
the package 'openldap2-client' no longer exists in /standard, all
binaries, also from /snapshot, have been removed.

What can you do *NOW* to build your project / package
* Not that much I'm afraid. You can try to build against
openSUSE:Factory/standard (but that will give you many more rebuilds
than you want and increase the load on OBS, thus slowing down the final
solution for everybody)
* You can wait for /standard to finish its build, pass on to openQA and
get a new /snapshot published.

A possible alternative solution:
@Adrian / Buildservice team: can we possibly inject the binaries from
openldap2-client in the backend directly for /snapshot, until the next
one is published? This could give users at least a working repo back.
Other ideas are welcome of course too. In the long

Best regards,

Richard Biener <rguenther@xxxxxxx>
SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton, HRB
21284 (AG Nuernberg)
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