Server Team 20080805 meeting minutes

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at
Wed Aug 6 09:54:51 UTC 2008

Hello everyone,

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with

the irc logs here:

==== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ====

kirkland will publish the blog post about testing booting from a
degraded raid array today, on his own wordpress account linked to

nijaba waits for some input from Intel before writing up the server
survey question related to hw and submitting it for review to the rest
of the server team.

==== Ubuntu VM builder ====

soren works on some parted issues but is now very close to having KVM as
well as Xen support in VMBuilder. That delayed the publication of some
very basic doc on how to get it / test it / run it.

==== Mail server improvements ====

ScottK still needs help for writing up the MIRs for having ClamAV and
Spamassassin in main for Intrepid. Anyone interested in that endeavor
should step up and contact him.

jdstrand noticed it would be great to have a clamd and freshclam
enforcing apparmor profile, which would definitely help in having ClamAV
approved for main. He offered his help to ScottK or anyone else wanting
to implement this.

==== Boot Support for Degraded RAID ====

In addition to the aforementioned blog post, kirkland is going to work
on a grub patch this week.

==== Encrypted ~/Private Directory in Each User's Home ====

kirkland will be publishing a blog post calling for testers, now that
this feature has been promoted to main.

==== Ubuntu Manpage Repository ====

The manpage repository software has now fully passed kees audit, it's
just waiting on Canonical IS to take over hosting it. kirkland hopes it
will be available by the end of the month.

==== Review ServerGuide for Intrepid ====

sommer finished the Kerberos section[1], which should be the last of the
big updates for Intrepid. Like the rest of the server guide, it's
waiting on reviewers !


==== Call for likewise-open update testing ====

Koon has been working on likewise-open updates for Intrepid, based on
the Likewise test branch that should become the next version. This
important update needs some widespread testing before it can be pushed
to main. The version is available in Koon's
PPA[2], waiting on testers to find potential regressions from the hardy
version. sommer offered to help, and anyone else is welcome to join him.


==== Agree on next meeting date and time ====

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 12th at 15:00 UTC in

Thierry Carrez (Koon)
Ubuntu Server Team

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