About repository sisyphus

Sisyphus is a project of the ALT Linux Team. Created in 2001, it serves the purpose of developing an operating system based on Linux kernel. It is in a permanently unstable state and is not recommended for industrial and commercial use.

Stable, supported branches of Sisyphus — platforms intended for release of various distributions of the ALT operating system and industrial/commercial use — are created every few years based on Sisyphus developments.

Packages of the Sisyphus project are built via tasks sent from the girar build system from the ALT Linux Team's repositories or src.rpm packages. One task can contain several interrelated operations on the package base: building a new package, deleting or rebuilding an existing one. A task is created by a maintainer who has the access rights for modifying the package. Task processing involves a number of automatic package checks, which include checking the inheritance of the history of changes, checking for installation capability and checking the mounting of the repository being obtained. Once a day, at about three o’clock in the morning MSK (UTC+3), a slice of the repository is generated and published at http://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Sisyphus/. This slice is then made available for Sisyphus users via mirrors.

The project is being developed with the financial and technical support of BaseALT Ltd. It is open for contributions from other organizations and individuals.

Support start date: Dec. 29, 2000