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Welcome to the Maintenance Portal Edit

Released products are expected to provide a certain degree of stability. Nevertheless bugs and security issues make it necessary to occasionally release package updates. To reduce risk of breaking running systems updates have to adhere to certain rules and need to be released in a coordinated manner.

Therefore some of the community members have formed the openSUSE Maintenance team and defined the openSUSE update policy.

Maintenance Process Edit
  • prerequisite for any update is a bug report at https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/.
  • if you have questions if a fix is feasible for an update, set the state NEEDINFO maintenance@opensuse.org in the bug-report
  • the packager submits fixed packages.
  • the submission receives review from the openSUSE Maintenance team and, if the submission was not from the maintainer, from the maintainer.
  • the submission gets included in a testing repository and the patch-documentation will be prepared by the openSUSE Maintenance team.
  • after postive feedback by testers of the update-test repository the update gets released into the official main update repository of the particular openSUSE version.
Notes about security updates

Bug reports for security issues are supervised by security-team@suse.de instead of maintenance@opensuse.org. Such bug reports can also be recognized by the 'VUL-0' or 'VUL-1' prefix in the bug's subject. Apart from that the process is basically identical to normal bug fixes.

Differences for openSUSE Leap

Before you start working on a fix for openSUSE Leap, please check if the package is not maintained in SLE. A list of all packages and where they are maintained you can find here:

openSUSE Leap 15.2 and older


or via commandline:

 $ osc less openSUSE:Leap:15.2:Update 00Meta lookup.yml

openSUSE Leap 15.3+

Example with bash

$ osc meta pkg openSUSE:Leap:15.4 bash | grep project
 <package name="bash" project="SUSE:SLE-15-SP4:GA">

If the package is maintained in SLE, please open a bugreport at Bugzilla against the SUSE Linux enterprise product.

List of Pending and Released Updates Edit
There is one page in the Build Service web interface that shows the current progress of running updates.

Incident overview page