This document describes in detail the contents of this repository. It is still a work in progress, but do not hesitate to report if something is missing.


The repository contains a set of tools to aid in the process of building, testing and releasing (open)SUSE based distributions. The Tools section enumerates and describes all these tools, including links to documentation, source code and some information about where they are used.

Apart from these tools, the repository includes:


Most of these tools are available as packages for several distributions. Check the spec file in this repository or the devel project for further information.

For the time being, we have classified them into three different groups: command line tools, OBS bots and osc plugins. Bear in mind that the information in the following list might be wrong and incomplete.

Command Line Tools

Usually, the executables are renamed as osrt-NAME (e.g., osrt-announcer).


Generates email diffs summaries to announce product releases.


Generates and updates OBS products for openSUSE and SLE. It generates package lists based on 000package-groups and puts them in 000product (resulting kiwi files) and 000release-packages (release package spec files).


Clean old containers from a given project like openSUSE:Containers:Tumbleweed. Only those containers providing binaries to the latest five versions for each architecture are kept.


Generates insightful metrics from relevant OBS and annotation data, based on InfluxDB and Grafana. See


Ingests Apache access logs and generates metrics. It is composed of a PHP script and a set of systemd units.


Releases distribution snapshots to openQA and publishes if the result is positive.


Manages bugowner information


Mirrors repositories from the build service to a local directory.


Manages biarch packages


Sends e-mails about packages failing to build for a long time.


Checks if all packages in a repository are newer than all other repositories.


Assists in debugging dependencies


Allows to retrieve requests from OBS with quite elaborated queries.


Scripts and templates to create staging projects.



Handles maintenance incident requests


Keeps track of from what project a package originates, submit updates, review requests to detect origin changes, and enforce origin specific policies like adding appropriate reviews


Assists in management of staging projects.

Makes automatic legal reviews based on the legaldb API


Checks that a submit request has correct tags specified.


Checks ABI compatibility in OBS requests.


Checks if the sources of a submission are either in Factory or a request for Factory with the same sources exist. Not used as a standalone bot anymore, but called internally from check_tags_in_requests.


OpenQA stuff, not sure about the details.


Inspects built RPMs from staging projects.

OSC Plugins

Checks for usual mistakes and problems in the source packages submitted by users. Used also as review bot that assigns reviews (?).

Tools for working with origin information.

Helps with OBS build cycles visualization. See the openSUSE:Factory/standard example.

Compares packages status between two projects. It determines which project has the newer version of a package, shows the diff, etc. Additionally, it is able to create a submit request from SOURCE to TARGET in case packages are different.


Manages staging projects.

The FactoryCandidates projects are used to determine whether a new package in Factory does build in the Leap version under development (see openSUSE:Leap:15.2:FactoryCandidates as example). This tool helps to manage this project by creating/updating project links for new packagers and creating SR from FactoryCandidates to the Leap project on successful builds.

Compares packages from a project against factory for differences in referenced issues and presents changes to allow whitelisting before creating Bugzilla entries.


Performs staging operations as a service instead of requiring the osc staging plugin to be utilized directly.

Applies kubernetes secrets for OSRT tool osc configuration.