[libvirt] [jenkins-ci] guests: Add support for openSUSE Leap 15.1

Jim Fehlig jfehlig at suse.com
Wed Nov 20 19:17:45 UTC 2019

On 11/19/19 11:56 PM, Fabiano Fidêncio wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 12:01 AM Jim Fehlig <jfehlig at suse.com> wrote:
>> On 11/19/19 3:32 AM, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2019-11-19 at 00:21 +0000, Jim Fehlig wrote:


>>>> +++ b/guests/host_vars/libvirt-opensuse-15.1/main.yml
>>>> +package_format: 'rpm'
>>>> +package_manager: 'zypper'
>>>> +os_name: 'openSUSE'
>>>> +os_version: '15.1'
>>> So, about the naming.
>>> What I would have done here is
>>>     os_name: 'OpenSUSE'
>>>     os_version: '15'
>>> The intial capital letter in os_name goes against the actual branding
>>> for openSUSE so I'm not perfectly happy with it, but on the other
>>> hand it's very useful when defining mappings because package formats
>>> all start with a lowercase letter and all OS names start with an
>>> uppercase letter. So I would try to stick with that convention.
>> Ok, no problem.
>>> As for os_version, if you look at all existing entries we use the
>>> major version number only: eg. we have CentOS7 instead of CentOS7.7
>>> and FreeBSD12 instead of FreeBSD12.1: this makes sense because, as
>>> the guest gets updated over time, it will naturally pick up the
>>> latest minor release. Will this work for openSUSE too?
>> I suppose so. Although for example Leap 15.2 will have a different kernel (5.3.
>> vs 4.12), different install path
>> (http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.2/repo/oss/), etc. Is that okay?
> It depends a lot on what's the OpenSUSE policy of its distro. Once
> 15.2 is out, what happens to 15.1? Is this just a "minor" update? Will
> 15.1 still be supported or are people expected to just update /
> upgrade to 15.2?

15.1 will continue to be actively supported alongside 15.2 for six months after 
the release of 15.2. The lifecycle is described here


Perhaps it is best to just support the latest Leap release plus openSUSE 
Tumbleweed? I.e. I send a patch to replace the 15.1 machine with 15.2 once it is 


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