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Planned maintenance downtime of rsync.opensuse.org, Monday 2012-09-17

September 16th, 2012 by

Failing GeekoOur public rsync server ‘rsync.opensuse.org’ will be not available on Monday, 2012-09-17, starting 11:00 local time (CEST) which is 17th of September, 09:00 UTC. The downtime is expected to last for three hours.

Please have a look at our webpage with local mirrors of our distribution and choose one of the closest to your region/country.

openSUSE Edu Li-f-e 12.2 out now!

September 14th, 2012 by

openSUSE-Education li-f-e logoopenSUSE Education team once again presents Li-f-e (Linux for Education) built on hot new openSUSE 12.2 including all the post release updates. As always this edition of Li-f-e comes bundled with a lot of softwares useful for students, teachers, as well as IT admins of educational institutions. Apart from stable versions of KDE and Gnome, Cinnamon is also available. Sugar desktop suite makes a comeback thanks to the work of Xin Wang packaging it. Li-f-e also give full multimedia experience right out of the box without having to install anything extra. The live installable DVD iso stands at 3.3G as an incredible array of softwares from open source world are available on it, we have not just bundled them in, but have tried to integrate it with the distribution to give everything a seamless feel.

KIWI-LTSP brings Li-f-e a very easy to setup LTSP server for PXE booting thin-clients/PC/laptop over the network with many new features and improvements. It can be deployed at schools, homes or even offices. Epoptes lab administration tool makes its debut replacing italc, epoptes allows control of every aspect of the clients, such as: lock/unlock screen, full remote control, messaging, broadcasting display, reboot/shutdown etc.

 

DVD boot screen   Bootmenu openSUSE-Education   Splash screen openSUSE-Education

Sugar Windowmanager   Li-f-e applications   Multimedia applications

Get it from here: Direct Download | Torrents | Metalinks | md5sum

As this edition is based on openSUSE 12.2, all the official 12.2 updates, repositories from build service and packman can be used to install additional softwares and keep it up to date.

Minimum hardware requirement is 1GB of RAM and 15GB free disk space. Installation from USB stick will take about 40 minutes to complete, from a DVD it takes much longer. Check this howto for creating live USB stick on vfat partition or other GUI and terminal ways.

Here is the sampling of some of the softwares available on the iso.  Complete list of packages with versions here.

Have a lot of fun…
Your openSUSE Education Team

rsync.opensuse.org unreliable

June 17th, 2012 by

rsync logoOur rsync server ‘rsync.opensuse.org’ is currently unreliable and crashes very often. Reason might be hardware related: we are still searching for the real issue.

Please choose one of the available rsync mirrors listed on http://mirrors.opensuse.org/ instead: those get their files from our staging server and are normally as up to date as rsync.opensuse.org.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. We will update this post once we fixed the problem.

IPv6 day 6 June 2012: time to do it again

May 18th, 2012 by

This time for realLike last year, openSUSE will participate again on the coordinated launch of the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 on June 6, 2012.

Joining the Internet Society and several major Internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, openSUSE shows again its readiness for the industry-standard technologies including the new standard protocol for the Internet, Internet Protocol version 6 (also known as IPv6).

As we started already last year and did not disable the services since then, this time is an easy win for us: all our services, including wiki, news,  documentation, forums and of course OBS are already reachable via IPv6 and IPv4. Several thousand users have been using our services via IPv6 every day since then.  This year, the openSUSE-Education project also joins us and provides their major services also via IPv6.

So no time to hide any more: try it out and become part of the next generation Internet Protocol users around the world! Your preferred Operating System already supports IPv6 since years now – and a lot of websites and other participants, too.

12.1 update repository changes

February 20th, 2012 by

Teams from the openSUSE Buildservice and openSUSE Maintenance worked together since weeks now to integrate openSUSE distribution maintenance support into the Buildservice on build.opensuse.org.

There were a lot of changes and a lot of places had to be adapted, but finally they got it working: maintenance updates for openSUSE 12.1 are now handled inside the openSUSE Buildservice without further need of SUSE internal scripts (well: we still will have some of them running as backup for a while now).

As a lot of people were involved in this task and a lot of code has been written, some smaller bugs might still be included, even if everyone tries to avoid failures. One of the most visible bugs was the unsigned 12.1 update repository from 2012-02-18 until 2012-02-19: the reason was a sync script that tried to pull the repository from a wrong location where the signing was not yet done with the new setup.  We apologize for the trouble and irritation caused and really appreciate all the reports from our users about that broken repository – as this shows the high amount of interest and knowledge about the security impact such an unsigned repository has.

SSL cert update for opensuse.org hosts in Nuremberg

January 30th, 2012 by

Thursday 2012-02-02 we will update the SSL certificates for all openSUSE hosts located Nuremberg (see detailed list below). The fingerprint of the new certificate is:

Signed with security@suse.de key:
pub   2048R/3D25D3D9 1999-03-06
uid                  SuSE 

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

SHA1 Fingerprint=F0:76:9C:42:D3:F1:C0:ED:C6:F6:15:C0:F8:D5:C7:29:60:EB:53:46
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v2.0.18 (GNU/Linux)

iQEVAwUBTyAnZXey5gA9JdPZAQI7yQf/d4OqlBnV4WT80cqI3DVGGcEacTSES8Ux
dK0z9aW/UQWFTHGoQmDk8xcgHED/mHVAlywIPgccbleWNi3NND3+1EAvsxnR5M1m
mdVsNYOEsGDrk/3qvPVzyTjkBgINOnetH/0Hd77NhxaDVkU0f1Tl0wbO5NdhKy6m
0dmGwJgUESi3IQjubaibmGZHCZPfEEO0ReW00tRDjFpV4MnU923/BZWT30WuvfMo
ClSedk0r6PBt3FGr5yqIFyjM1i3CX/dioW1nJ3qOP1GKMDGLSL20YEY6ZE/F8nL4
bycPLfTjDxKodWXeAmeBlXNTNVYxjphowtjYMQqFe7hXyUkSHBCLLQ==
=UhMT
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

The following hosts will be affected:

  • static.opensuse.org
  • api.opensuse.org
  • build.opensuse.org
  • connect.opensuse.org
  • features.opensuse.org
  • hermes.opensuse.org
  • login.opensuse.org
  • notify.opensuse.org
  • svn.opensuse.org
  • ci.opensuse.org

We do not expect any service interruptions, but some users run with strict certificate checks.

build.opensuse.org binary backend was down

January 14th, 2012 by

Working to fix the problem...

The SAN array of the backend server server lost 3 hard disks over the weekend.

That means the array with the built RPMs was broken. We checked and replaced a lot of files from backups – but since not all binary parts of the projects are in backup we need to rebuild some of them (31 from 24,194) afterwards.

The good news: sources and project configurations were affected by this.

Maintenance downtime Thursday 2011-11-24

November 23rd, 2011 by

We need some maintenance downtime to work on the following issues:

  • Failed geekofix storage problems on Build Service machines
  • increase network subnet mask for external available servers (means: we are growing ;-)
  • exchange some SSL certificates on servers delivering content via HTTPS

We are trying to get everything done during the standard infrastructure window:

Thursday (2011-11-24), 08:00 – 10:00 CET (7:00 -9:00 UTC)

but some services might need a bit longer (for example the schedulers of the Build Service).

Please contact admin@opensuse.org with any queries.
Your openSUSE Admins

OBS downtime scheduled for Tuesday 2011-09-06 08:00 – 11:00 CEST

September 6th, 2011 by

The OBS-Team is going to replace some backend servers on next Tuesday.

Therefore, a downtime is scheduled from 08:00 to 11:00 CEST, altough we believe it won’t take that long (but you never know) :-)

Afterwards, the OBS should be prepared for all the awesome packager workshops happening during the openSUSE Conference.

World IPv6 Day Results

June 9th, 2011 by

IPv6 Badge

Yesterday was World IPv6 Day and openSUSE participated in it. We hope the experiment was as successful for the other participants as it was for us!

Here is a short status update from the openSUSE infrastructure. openSUSE has currently two major server locations and we tested IPv6 at both separately.  Note that there are more openSUSE infrastructure locations, including the server which runs the popular planet.opensuse.org (which supports IPv6 as well now)! (more…)