Open Build Service
The Open Build Service (OBS) is a generic system to build and distribute binary packages from sources in an automatic, consistent and reproducible way. You can release packages as well as updates, add-ons, appliances and entire distributions for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures. More information can be found on openbuildservice.org.
The OBS consists of a backend and a frontend. The backend implements all the core functionality (i.e. building packages). The frontend provides a web application and XML API for interacting with the backend. Additionally there is a command line client (osc) for the API which is developed in a separate repository.
The Open Build Service is Free Software and is released under the terms of the GPL, except where noted. Additionally, 3rd-party content (like, but not exclusively, the webui icon theme) may be released under a different license. Please check the respective files for details.
You can discuss with the OBS Team via IRC on the channel #opensuse-buildservice. Or you can use our mailing list email@example.com.
Development / Contribution
If you want to contribute to the OBS please checkout our contribution readme:-)
Source Code Repository Layout
The OBS source code repository is hosted on Github and organized like this:
dist Files relevant for our distribution packages docs Documentation, examples and schema files src/api Rails app (Ruby on Rails) src/backend Backend code (Perl)
There are 3 scenarios for which you can setup an OBS instance.
Use the OBS appliance
To run the OBS in production we recommend using our OBS appliance which is the whole package: a recent and stable Linux Operating System (openSUSE) bundled and pre-configured with all the server and OBS components you need to get going.
Install packages and run the setup wizard
This installation method is recommended if you have some special needs for your setup (e.g. different partition schema, SLES as base system, etc.).
After finishing the installation of your base system, follow the following steps:
Add the OBS software repository with zypper
Please be aware, that the needed URL might differ, depending on your Operating System. (We use openSUSE Leap 42.1 in this example)
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OBS:/Server:/2.7/openSUSE_42.1/OBS:Server:2.7.repo zypper in obs-api obs-server
Run our setup wizard
Install packages and configure your system manually
If you have a more complex setup (e.g. a distributed backend) we recommend to follow our Manual Setup Guide