Server Team 20080916 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Tue Sep 16 20:50:34 UTC 2008


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

==== Ubuntu VM builder ====

soren has been working on fixing bugs in vm-builder. He also added support for

ACTION: soren to write a blog post about vm-builder once it's available in the

ACTION: sommer to update the virtualization section of the server guide once
vm-builder is available in the archive

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

Koon offered to draft a section about tomcat for the Ubuntu Server Guide.

ACTION: mathiaz to review the ldap section of the server guide

ACTION: kirkland to review the RAID section of the server guide

ACTION: Koon to draft a section about tomcat for the Server Guide.

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

kirkland added a question to the installer covering the topic of booting from
a RAID array. If / or /boot is installed on an md device a question is asked
about setting BOOT_DEGRADED to true or false. He also wrote a call for
testing[1] on his blog.


==== Tomcat6 server stack support ====

Koon reported that a new tomcat task is available at installation time. The
number of dependencies is now reasonable. He has also been working on fixing
tomcat5.5 in universe.

==== landscape-client in Ubuntu ====

mathiaz worked on splitting the landscape-client package into two. There are
two blockers for Alpha6: a Pre-Depends on python-gobject and promotion of
update-motd to main. He's got a fix the first while kirkland is working on the

==== Drupal install script ====

tarvid mentioned the script[2] he wrote to install multiple instances of
drupal. mathiaz suggested he comments on the the script[2].


==== nagios3 in main ====

mathiaz inquired about the status of nagios3. Although its MIR had been
accepted the package was never moved to main in hardy. In intrepid nagios2
disappeared while nagios3 entered universe. Koon is working on getting nagios3
promoted to main.

ACTION: Koon to ask an archive admin to promote nagios3 to main.

==== vsftpd 2.0.7 ====

Adri2000 asked if a FF exception was needed for getting vsftpd 2.0.7 in
intrepid. It wasn't clear whether it was a bug-fix-only upstream release.
mathiaz advised to ask for a FF exception, then work on an updated package and
seek for sponsoring.

==== Mail server improvements ====

ScottK mentioned that clamav and spamassassin had been promoted to main and
were available on the -server iso. clamav has also been updated to the latest
version and may ship with an apparmor profile in Intrepid. He is also
considering some refactoring of the amavisd-new configuration.

mathiaz asked if these packages would be added to the mail server task. ScottK
said that may require some discussions.

ACTION: ScottK-laptop to start a discussion on ubuntu-server@ about adding
spamassassin, clamav and amavisd-new to the mail-server task.

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

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 23th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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