Simplify Packaging with openSUSE Build Service

Location: Ballroom A2

This talk will cover building packages for multiple Linux distributions using the openSUSE Build Service software, setting up an instance of the build service, the surrounding tools, and how to create a custom OS using the build service.

This is for anyone who wants to create packages for multiple Linux distros, or for developers looking to create custom installable images. The build service supports Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mandriva, RHEL, CentOS, and of course openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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Joe Brockmeier

Red Hat

Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier is a longtime FOSS advocate, and currently works for Novell as the community manager for openSUSE. Prior to joining Novell, Brockmeier worked as a technology journalist covering the open source beat for a number of publications, including Linux Magazine, Linux Weekly News,,, IBM developerWorks, and many others.

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  • Rackspace Cloud
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