Dynamic iptables port-forwarding for NAT-ed libvirt networks

Libvirt is particularly awesome when it comes to managing virtual machines, their underlying storage and networks. However, if you happen to use NAT-ed networking and want to allow external access to services offered by your VMs, you've got to do some manual work. The simplest way to get access is to set up some  iptables … Continue reading Dynamic iptables port-forwarding for NAT-ed libvirt networks

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OBS: Introducting the “refresh_patches” source service

As you know, RPM (and DEB and ...) package building is a repetitive process and you would want to automate it as much as possible. In the context of the Open Build Service(OBS), source services can help you with exactly that. Over the time, the OBS community has implemented a whole range of source services. … Continue reading OBS: Introducting the “refresh_patches” source service

OBS 101: How to treat packages with multiple spec files

If you have an OBS package containing multiple spec files, you may have discovered that OBS only builds the spec file matching the OBS package name. If you want to have the other(s) spec file(s) built, you should use a link, don't use copypac! For example, devel:languages:python / python-nose is a OBS package containing four … Continue reading OBS 101: How to treat packages with multiple spec files