openSUSE_Factory 'blocked'

I’m going to ask a stupid question but what the heck. I just started to play with OBS and for my test project added a couple of Build Repositories: various flavours of Suse and Ubuntu.
This works fine except for the repo “openSUSE_Factory” (it did work during my first ‘attempts’, I think). The project get queued, build starts but gets in state ‘blocked’. It seems to miss a bunch of package, from apache to xorg.
Question: should I add some supporting packages to my project to get this to work?

I also noted that numerous projects hit the same ‘problem’ (being blocked on repo “openSUSE_Factory”).

Otherwise, thanks for this great, excellent service.


I’ve seen it happens at times, be patient :slight_smile: AFAIK it’s when opensuse
need the OBS for their own requirements and turn off user access.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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Goot to know.
Thanks for the information.

Sorry but you’ve completely misunderstood.

“Blocked” means that some package in the base distribution that your package depends on (click on the name it will tell you which package) is awaiting a rebuild. Once that package is successfully built, your package will go from blocked to “scheduled” (in the queue to be built) and then building.
This is different from “expansion error” which means one of the packages your software depends on is missing.

If you haven’t already go through the Build Service Tutorial Build Service/Tutorial - openSUSE or attend one of the packaging days that come up occasionally.