Archive for April 2008


April 25, 2008

With some help from Simon we now have the koji service mostly up and running at It doesn’t actually do anything useful yet but there is some hope that it can now be battered into working the way we need. The code makes lots of assumptions that the world works in a way that […]


April 25, 2008

I came across this amusing cartoon, now where did Alastair put that EeePC?…


April 18, 2008

I’ve now started work on getting the koji service running on telford. There is a huge amount of information to get my head around so that I can actually understand the architecture and how it is all intended to slot together. The main references are a couple of wiki pages: In some parts […]

mock and package building

April 17, 2008

Recently I’ve been working on getting mock installed and configured on our new build server. The idea is to provide a set of chroots which authorized users can use for package building in an automated fashion. There are big advantages to doing things this way, for a start it only requires one machine to allow […]

UKUUG Spring Conference 2008

April 4, 2008

I recently attended the UKUUG Spring Conference 2008 in Birmingham. Primarily this was to give a presentation titled "System Configuration: An end to hacky scripts?". I think the attendance to my talk was pretty good, I reckoned somewhere about 50 to 60 people in the room. This year I had tried to come up with […]