Server Team 20080624 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Tue Jun 24 20:38:18 UTC 2008


Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with        
the irc logs here:        

==== Ebox and augeas ====

mathiaz started  a thread[1] on the ebox-devel mailing list about using
augeas in the backend code. Response has been positive so far and
upstream developers will look into it.

On a related note, nxvl packaged augeas. He uploaded it to revu [2] and
is looking for comments.


==== text browser on the server cd ====

mathiaz sent a reply to the w3m thread[3] on ubuntu-devel to announce
the position of the ubuntu-server team. The thread is still active on
the ubuntu- server mailing list but has drifted to the topic of server


==== Relocation of web pages from /var/www/ to /srv/www/ ====

lukehasnoname put out a proposal for moving the default location of the
RootDir in apache2 from /var/www to /srv/www. The main reason is to be
compliant with the FHS. Objections were raised: increased delta with
Debian, common knowledge about the location of the root directory, FHS
doesn't require any structure in /srv. It was suggested to take this
proposal to the Debian maintainers and discuss it with them.

==== Intrepid Spec status ====

ScottK asked about the state of approval for specs. dendrobates answered
it was working on them now and the list should be ready in the next few
days. ScottK also ask for feedback on his server flavor spec[4].

==== Iso testing for 8.04.1 ====

mathiaz reminded that the iso testing tracker[5] has 8.04.1 candidates
for the ubuntu-server isos. Testing is more than welcome in that area.
He also added that isos for 8.10-alpha1 are being worked on, but nothing
is ready for testing yet. Those interested in helping in iso-testing
should register with the iso testing tracker[5].


==== MIR for Recommends ====

ScottK asked whether MIR for Recommends should be created. Starting from
Intrepid, apt installs Recommends by default. However if packages are
not available it won't fail. The question is whether packages in main
can recommend packages in universe. mathiaz suggested to send an email
to ubuntu-devel to raise this issue as there wasn't a clear answer given
in the discussion.

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

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 1st at 15:00 UTC in

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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