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Rake tasks to help with uniform handling of yast modules. It provides setup for packaging tasks and add yast specific tasks.

Quick Start

Create Rakefile with content:

  require "yast/rake"

Now lets check what it provides with rake -T

Provided tasks


Update the latest part of version in spec file.


Runs all RSpec tests ending with _spec.rb or _test.rb.


Runs client with paths leading to git. Useful to testing module without installation.


Runs ruby console with paths leading to git and YaST environment.


Collect translatable strings and create *.pot files.


Check for common mistakes in translated texts.


Checks spelling in *.md and *.html files. It uses a global custom dictionary (file lib/tasks/spell.dict in this repository) and supports repository specific dictionary (spell.dict file in the repository root directory).

Note: The installed aspell English dictionary may differ in different products (esp. the Ubuntu dictionary used at Travis - a local check may pass, but it may later fail at Travis, be prepared for this...)

Note: You need to explicitly install aspell-devel, aspell-en, ruby-devel packages and the raspell Ruby gem. (The reason is to decrease the dependencies for the packages which do not use this task.)

These commands should work:

sudo zypper in aspell-devel aspell-en ruby-devel
sudo gem install raspell


Yast::Tasks provides a method to change the configuration of the packaging tasks. As it's just a proxy for ::Packaging.configuration, the same options are available.

  Yast::Tasks.configuration do |conf|
    conf.obs_api = "https://api.opensuse.org/"
    conf.obs_project = "YaST:openSUSE:42.1"

To avoid duplication, Yast::Tasks also provides a method to set the whole configuration at once, just specifying the name of one of the available target definitions. For example, if you want to submit to SLE 12 Service Pack 1, you can do:


This method can receive, as a second parameter, the path to your own definitions if needed.

If submit_to is not explicitly used, it will be read from the environment variable YAST_SUBMIT. If that variable is not set, :factory will be used.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


This package is licensed under LGPL-2.1.