Which package currently provides libfoo.so.6 ?
A question for/from packagers and currently not easy to answer, even if the Build Service might know about the content of packages inside a repository as he created the nice filelist.gz files inside the repomd directories with all the needed information already.
over 4 years
12 hacker ♥️.
Has no hacker:
A web frontend for the mirrors in the mirrorbrain database to allow the mirror admins to manage their entries themself.
You might know MirrorBrain already: our download redirector and Torrent/Metalink generator used u.a. on download.opensuse.org. It's really a great tool that plays a hidden key role inside the openSUSE infrastructure.
I`d like to create new set of tools for mirroring ISOs and repositories from "master" server to slaves/mirrors.
ATM we are using very old and buggy set of internal tools. scripts are written in several different languages (bash, perl, python) and on always easy to undigested their purpose.
www.opensuse.org is the single most accessed page in the SUSE/openSUSE universe. With 1.5 million visits per month it generates 2.5 million page views and has around 500 people on the page at any given time. Yet it's one of the oldest, crufty pages we have!
It doesn't concentrate on what it should do: Tell people about the distro so they download it. It's design is 5 years old, it's not mobile, it's not accessible. There is absolutely no interactive, engaging content at all and the technology used goes as far as a shell script/cron to update dynamic content.
Dochazka is a long-term project to replace the obsolete Attendance & Time Tracking system used by the Prague office since 2007. Dochazka is a complex system consisting of three major components:
- RESTful backend App::Dochazka::REST (with lots of help from Web::MREST)
During all of sle10 and sle11 it was possible to do a migration via zypper dup from one to the next service packs (and with some care even from sle10 to sle11). Due to some dependency problems this is currently not possible from sle11-sp3 to sle12. A official upgrade via installation media would blow up our nice small jeos installations from 300 to over 900 packages, which is undesirable as well.
Currently I'm trying to get this running via a sle12 rpm source built on sle11 (plus some dependencies), next step is probably to get enough of libzypp and yast parts, not sure yet where exactly this is heading.
over 4 years
3 hacker ♥️.
Has no hacker:
There is a lot to do in the openSUSE infrastructure land...
So let's start, have a look at https://progress.opensuse.org/, take some tickets and try to resolve them as good as possible. There are also other interesting topics:
Currently we have two sponsored 3D printers available in the Nuremberg office. Both are located in a lab - which makes it hard to access them. Both also need some (hardware) maintenance.
This (hopefully short) side project should make the printers more usable and accessible for others.
The ESP8266 is a low-cost WI-Fi microchip with full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability. I want to explore the features and (in case of success) attach a BME280 to get temperature, humidity and barometric pressure information streamed over WI-Fi.
As the price of both components is just around 10 EUR, this would be a nice add-on for my weather station at home...
There is always something to do if you run the infrastructure for such a big project like openSUSE....
Our Admin wiki currently lists over 80 machines - and while we already "salted" some of them, there is always room for improvement and room to learn something new just by making your hands dirty and diving into the administrator role for a machine.
GCompris is a high quality educational software suite, including a large number of activities for children aged 2 to 10. The new version 3.x is offering some quite new activities that should help kids to have fun while being educated at the same time.