Local Build Server, Redmine, SUSE Studio, oh my!

I have been working on a lot of projects this week and have slacked off documenting all the work that I have done.  A lot of my time was spent in meetings this week but I also managed to get quite a bit more accomplished.

First of all, SUSE Studio.  I can't say enough about this website.  Basically, it is going to drastically reduce the amount of time I have to spend on Linux distro management.  I have updated our local redmine project management software with a few articles that may be of interest (although, they are still works in progress).

How to install your UBCO Linux Installation Media
How to Build Your Own Distro
UBCO Linux FAQ

I also upgrade Redmine to the latest version and documented the internal procedure for upgrading.

Upgrading Redmine at UBCO

There was also quite a bit of work done on our local package server that runs our Build Server and repository mirrors.  Upgrading was definately not a smooth process as I had to upgrade from SLES 10 SP2 to SLES 10 SP3 and finally SLES 11 all under a paravirtualized XEN domU.  It was relatively straight forward but there were a few hickups.

If you are planning on upgrading your Local Build Service I would strongly recommend looking at the OBS Appliance as a solution.  If not, make sure you read all of the README files for details (and hints) on how to get things up and running.  Make sure you also upgrade your obs-worker packages on your client machines as they will also need to be upgraded.

That pretty much sums up the week so far.  Hopefully I will add a document on how to upgrade SLES 10 to SLES 11 in and XEN domU for those of you that are interested.

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