Before introducing the recent changes in the YaST land, the team would like to congratulate the openSUSE community for the release of Leap 15.2. It looks like a pretty solid release, and we are proud of being part of this project.
Having said that, let’s focus on what the team has achieved during the past sprint.
Summary of the (Auto)YaST Changes
- Fix an embarrassing installer crash (boo#1172898). We suspect that it might be a Ruby problem, but we implemented a solution in the installer.
- Add a mechanism to ask AutoYaST to export a reduced profile. At this point in time, only the yast2-users module supports such a mechanism.
- Publish our conclusions about the usage of wizards in the Expert Partitioner.
- Study the impact of adding support for new types of LVM logical volumes in our storage layer. We will use the outcome of such research to plan future work in this area. If you are curious, you can start by having a look at LVM features and YaST document.
- Use the REMOVE libstorage-ng view when deleting devices. You can check libstorage-ng#740 if you are interested in the mentioned view.
- Remove the obsolete repository initialization, which made installation using an unsigned/self-signed repository impossible.
- Do not solve dependencies while checking the connection to libzypp.
- Add support to collect memory usage data during installation. If you are interested, check the follow-up document, which contains some nice ideas for the near future.
- Backport to SLE 12 SP4 some fixes related to Ruby gems loading in order to solve a problem some appliances were having after a Ruby security update.
- Do not remove /etc/hosts entries during autoinstallation.
The YaST Blog Poll Is Still Running
A few weeks ago, we announced that we were changing our sprint reports’ format to reduce the amount of work that it takes us to write them. Thus, instead of using a consistent and self-contained nice story, we decided to go for a digest-like approach.
After having published two reports using the new approach, we decided to open a poll to know your opinion of such a change. We have already received quite some feedback, but the poll is still open and we would love to hear from you.