Server Team 20090120 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Tue Jan 20 23:16:23 UTC 2009


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

==== Screen profiles ====

kirkland reported that he had uploaded a new version of the screen-profiles
package[1] to universe which changes the default escape sequence back to
ctrl-a. nijaba also implemented a new functionality to allow to customize the
escape sequence when choosing the screen profile. Now that the main inclusion
report has been accepted kirkland is planning to seed the screen-profile by
making it a dependency of the screen package.

kirkland plans to start a discussion about enabling screen by default on
server installs. He will outline the implementation details in a post to the
ubuntu-server mailing list to start gathering feedback on the idea.

ACTION: kirkland to seed screen-profiles in main as dependency of screen.

ACTION: kirkland to ask on ubuntu-server@ for screen by default on login.

ACTION: nijaba to provide a way to customize the escape sequence when
configuring screen profiles.


==== SRU for ebox ====

sommer and foolano reported that the SRU for intrepid is waiting for the
upload of new packages to jaunty. Bugs have been filed and added to the
universe sponsorship queue.

ACTION: mathiaz to look into ebox packages for jaunty sponsoring.

==== MySQL 5.1 in jaunty ====

mathiaz looked into the state of the mysql-dsfg-5.1 package in jaunty. For now
mysql-server-5.1 is not installable because the skip-bdb option is used in the
configuration file (which is part of the mysql-common (from mysql-dfsg-5.0)
package). He also asked the Debian MySQL maintainers about their plans[2]:
Lenny will ship 5.0 while the next Debian release would ship 5.1 only. As a
consequence they don't have a huge interest in supporting both 5.0 and 5.1 in
the archive. mathiaz added that doing so in a way similar to postgresql
packages would require a significant amount of work on both mysql-dfsg-5.{01}
packages. Implementing such an infrastructure would lead to being able to run
both 5.0 and 5.1 at the same time in one system.

ACTION: mathiaz to ask the Debian maintainers opinion on supporting both 5.0
and 5.1 using an infrastructure similar to postgresql.

ACTION: mathiaz to look in other ways to fix 5.1 in jaunty.


==== ACL by default ====

ivoks reported that he had sent patches to add support for ACL to tar to the
Debian maintainer. The answer was to wait for upstream to integrate the
patches. Other packages may require to be modified to support ACL: cpio, zip.

ACTION: ivoks to create wiki page to keep track of ACL support in packages

==== DRBD in jaunty ====

ivoks announced that his DRBD patches had been applied by the Ubuntu kernel
team. Once the new kernel is uploaded he will merge DRBD 8.3.0. Testing will
be welcome at that time.

ACTION: ivoks to merge DRBD 8.3.0 userspace tools once the kernel has been

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

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 27th at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer
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