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FIG Job Description: sysadmin-hosted

Members of sysadmin-hosted will be tasked with maintaining the collaborative repository environment for upstream developers of Fedora components. Members of sysadmin-hosted are responsible for creating new project environments and repos. Members of sysadmin-hosted may be called on to fix and modify branches, change SCM engines and remove projects.

Level of commitment

Average 4 hours per week

Expected duties

  • Creating new top level Fedora Hosted projects
  • Maintain and troubleshoot source code repositories in multiple version control systems
  • Performing repo level operations on existing projects
  • Manage disk space for repo storage
  • Manage Trac projects and integrations with various SCM systems
  • Troubleshoot remote access issues
  • Working with package maintainers on SCM issues
  • Handle SCM admin requests
  • Migrate projects between SCM systems

Required skills

  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with Subversion (svn)
  • Experience with Mercurial (hg)
  • Experience with bazaar (bzr)
  • Experience with Trac
  • Experience managing, deploying or maintaining at least one of the tools in current use
  • Expert level differentiation between humor and reality (even when humour is spelled with too many u's)
  • Experience with mid-level system administration tasks and troubleshooting (user / filesystem permissions, remote connectivity, vhost configuration)

Suggested skills

Current tools

  • Git version control system (Git docs)
  • Subversion version control system (Svn docs)
  • Mercurial version control system (Hg guide)
  • Bazaar version control system (Bzr docs)
  • Trac project management system (Trac docs)

Adding tools
Names should be links to Fedora tool URL and a link to the upstream project documentation should also be included.

Typical Tasks

Hosted projects tickets